Category Archives: Personal

And The Winner Is…

Do you pay atten­tion to the Gram­my Awards? I must con­fess: I don’t, not espe­cial­ly. Sure it’s fun to watch the year­ly fash­ion show, and see the lights and glit­ter and lip-sync­ing played out… and we chuck­le at all the win­ners’ bab­ble, and then laugh at the com­men­tary about the bab­ble, and then at the com­men­tary about all the com­men­tary! But, when it comes down to it, frankly, most of the time I’m left with the feel­ing of where’s the music? Where’s the real music?

Vocabulary Words

I was pret­ty young at the time, in ele­men­tary school. And I remem­ber we had these week­ly vocab­u­lary tests…ugh, not my favorite thing. The teacher would give us a new list of words each week, and we had to learn the spelling of each word as well as the def­i­n­i­tion. The most uncom­fort­able thing about the tests, by far, was that we couldn’t resort to just regur­gi­tat­ing the def­i­n­i­tion of each word and be done with it. (No way, life had to be hard­er than that… even in ele­men­tary school!)