Category Archives: Misc. Life

You Wouldn’t Think You’d Have to Put Up With Complaining Once You’re Dead, But…

…apparently those people can still find you.    I still get emails anytime anyone sees Mabel’s Dog Blog and writes a comment. There’s one post that seems to attract the attention of a bunch of wackos, and they insist on commenting … Continue reading

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American Idol Review – So Far, Whatever

For some reason, I feel it’s my job to critique the American Idol process each season. I don’t know how I got that job, and no one has ever come to me and said – “it’s your job to critique … Continue reading

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Good Day, Hard Day

Today… Woke up grumpy and stayed that way all day… Hard Went to breakfast at Good Stuff in Hermosa Beach; high 70’s at the beach, while much of the country was freezing … Good Rehearsed “Little Shop” for 4 hours … Good/Hard … Continue reading

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The Calm Before…

…well, not really a storm, because that sounds bad. More like the “calm before things get much busier than normal.” That’s the way it is tonight. Starting tomorrow, and for the next two weeks… Teach 10 or so piano students; … Continue reading

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The Music Zone

I had a brief phone call with a friend today, and he commented about musicians – he said it seems we just like doing it so much, that often the money (or lack of it) isn’t really the point. He’s … Continue reading

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Between Classes Today…

…I was walking to get a sandwich, and I saw this little girl (see photo on left) crossing Palos Verdes Drive (a very busy road, for those who aren’t from around here). She had just run down the hill from … Continue reading

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End of Year Oasis

This has been a stresssful year. That’s an understatement. And the stuff is going to continue for a few more months, in all likelihood. But I’m in the middle of what can only be called an oasis period. A little … Continue reading

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