Posts made in February, 2015

Running and Drumming. . . . “The Beat Goes On”

Posted by on Feb 18, 2015 in Blog | 1 comment

Running and Drumming. . . . “The Beat Goes On”

I enjoy running.  A great marathoner and cross country runner, I am not.  But I am a general enthusiast who will run an occasional 5k race and has aspirations to train for longer events. I lack rhythm.  After roughly nine years of piano lessons, recitals and competitions, one would think that enough practice would generate some level of inherent beat.  Alas, my wife and I have wisely chosen to forgo dancing because the only way I avoid stepping on her toes involves a continual tap, tap, tap on my shoulders. Our family likes to do things together.  Well, really our boys don’t have much...

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“We Don’t Play Like That!!” (but some of us do. . . . )

Posted by on Feb 9, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

“We Don’t Play Like That!!”  (but some of us do. . . . )

“We don’t play like that in my family,” Kelly exclaimed in the midst of a late night card game with me, my parents and my grandmother, affectionately called Mama. Late night card games sitting around the kitchen table at Mama’s lake house.  Moonlight  cascaded over the calm, quiet waters and seemed a stark contrast to the card games inside.  Not only had the grandkids played games for years, but almost every boyfriend or girlfriend had been initiated to the process as well.  It was tradition. Mama didn’t miss a beat, “Don’t play like what?” “We aren’t allowed to gang up on people during...

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