Category Archives: Christmas

A Christmas Eve Reminder

For me and many others, Christmas is a time of remembering. We remember the victories/defeats, relationships, (past-present, alive-dead),  . . . traditions and memories of Christmas’s now past. If all those memories were ever made into a song, it would … Continue reading

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Sunday Pipes #48

The 4th Sunday of Advent. We are almost There. Paul Fey with  an improvisation on “O Come, All Ye Faithful”.

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Innocent Simplicity

One of the joys of my childhood was the predictability of certain things . . . Sunday dinners at my grandparents house,  going “down the shore” during the Summer and  A Charlie Brown Christmas on TV in December. Over the … Continue reading

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This Grandfather . . .

I’ll start with a hearty “Thank You!” to the late Mr. Jobs and the developers at Apple that in 2007, created a device that could take a quality photo and then instantly transmit it anywhere in the world.  This grandfather … Continue reading

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Lets Hear It For Moms

Earlier today, I attended my first Rotary, breakfast meeting of the new year.  COVID has wreaked havoc on all service clubs, but we march on. To lighten the mood a little this morning, we were treated to the video below. … Continue reading

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Everyone Is from Somewhere

It has become a bit of a tradition for me, that like Alice’s Restaurant on Thanksgiving, I listen to “Another Christmas Song” on Christmas Day.  Often several times. Jethro Tull has never been known for sentimental, thought provoking lyrics,  but … Continue reading

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Blah, Blah, Blah

I don’t know about you, but I’m considering pulling the plug on all social media and TV news.    Who to believe, who to ignore, how to comment? I’ve enjoyed listening to more great music as I have weened myself … Continue reading

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Christmas Family Squabbles

Christmas, (AKA The Holidays) typically brings families together. As we all know, everyone is different and if two people always agree, one of them is not necessary. Politics, religion and social topics often make for an interesting get-together. This year … Continue reading

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Thinking … Too Much

I just heard that there are only 365 shopping days until Christmas (2020 is a leap year). Swell. Christmas seemed different this year. It was a great day, but it was different. We weren’t running around from place to place … Continue reading

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Everyone Is From Somewhere . . .

It was 1989 when the Rock Island Album was released and after hearing “Another Christmas Song” I said that someday, I would be the old man mentioned in the song. Thirty years later, with dad dying this year,  that prophecy … Continue reading

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