Sunday, July 15, 2007

Bon Jour

This blog may be quiet for the next few weeks - unless I can find a cyber cafe somewhere here in Paris - the city of love. In which case, I will post a picture of Lorelei and I near something old and beautiful. Au Revoir

A lovely poem

Poem: "At the Children's Violin Concert" by Susan Cataldo, from drenched: Selected Poems of Susan Cataldo 1979–1999. © Telephone Books.

At the Children's Violin Concert

Firmly bowed
strands of horse hair
tightened or
gathered up by
a small hand to play
a piece by J.S. Bach
who drank 36 cups of coffee every day.

I like him because he was
inspired by his belief in God
& he played the organ in a church
in Leipzig & he walked on
cobblestone streets to his home
every evening where he fathered
many children & wrote music
for his wife to clean house by.
He worked hard all his life
& when he died, he left us
all the little notes he made
for himself while he was alone.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007


What mowing the lawn can get you. A Dean ML electric bass for my electric boy.
Way to go Tucker!

What do you hear?

Listening to the brush strokes, the colors mixing in this room that was the place where so much was created. A few hours packing of body casts (for eye training I am told) unscrewing of paint dropped easels and still life props, this room is slowly readying itself for a new kind of art. The kind that jingles, taps, colors, skips, hops, rolls, massages, loves, shares, sings, and more and more and more. I can almost hear the sweet songs, squeals of delight and toddling footsteps.

Monday, July 09, 2007

Caponi Art Park

The Caponi Art Park in Eagan is one of our areas most wonderful spots to see huge outdoor sculpture, hear music, see a play or join a discussion group. Tuesday is FAMIL DAY at Caponi art park. Check their calendar here. There are some great concerts and performances coming up.

Thursday, July 05, 2007

Music in our Schools

Align CenterThe beautiful thing about music is that it can give kids skills that transfer over into their reading, writing, and math.”

Andrea Peterson, the 2007 Teacher of the Year
Watch Andrea on

Monday, July 02, 2007


This is what we are planning for our 4th of July Picnic this week. This
Peach Vanilla Pie just sounds too good to pass up. Maple Brined Turkey roasted on grill.

The sweet corn isn't quite sweet yet up here - so maybe something else, baked sweet potato fries sound good.

Happy 4th of July!

Happy 4th of July! Enjoy the celebrations
Click on the patriotic family to see a great parade.

Marvelous Me Camp

If this slideshow could sing you would hear . . .
Look at me Marvelous Me! See what I can do.
By Myself thats right just ME!
See what I can do.