When Clouds Part

I walked Marley down the leaf-strewn sidewalks of our neighborhood on this fall morning listening to the music of Bach. I have been in a reflective mood lately, so many thoughts churning around inside my head, and Bach’s music never fails to calm my spinning brain and help me to focus. I feel like I’m … More When Clouds Part

A New Chapter

Coops… A year ago a period of loss and challenge entered into our lives; in April we lost our beloved cat Kasey to cancer with very little warning and I had a hysterectomy. In May we lost a dear friend suddenly who was like a brother to us. In June we lost our soul dog … More A New Chapter

What Can I Do?

I am fortunate to work at one of the most diverse universities in the country. I have black students, white students, Latino students, Asian students, gay students, straight students, Christian students, Muslim students…the whole spectrum- each of them precious to me, perfect just as they are. Working in music as I do, it has always … More What Can I Do?

The Call of Fall

It is still very much summer in my Alabama home, Hot and steamy, languid and slow.  The carefree days of summer vacation have long-since passed,  Life is running at full tilt yet again.  Today, however, I felt it, Felt the call of Fall as I walked my dogs through the neighborhood.  Leaves fell from weary … More The Call of Fall