Category Archives: Music

Adventures in Backyard Tourism

In my pursuit of knowing the world, I forget to poke around in my own backyard. Sunday’s Death Cab for Cutie concert in my old haunt of Milwaukee, Wisconsin reminded me I should step out into the backyard a lot more. … Continue reading

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Motivation v. Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a funny mistress. She fades in to the background, then leaps out suddenly demanding attention and complaining you’ve been neglecting her. One minute you are left in blissful peace, the next cringing under her wrathful glare. It’s been … Continue reading

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A Pilgrimage Concluded: The Paul Simon Concert

Sometimes fibromyalgia amazes me. I think I finally understand my body, my limitations and my rhythms, and then fibromyalgia sneaks up on my complacency and WHAM – I am flaring. This time only a minor flare, if four days of fatigue … Continue reading

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Coming Home to My Musical Muses

In a few hours I will begin a pilgrimage back to my writing roots, my breath mingling with raw excitement and anticipation in the frosty car as we drive south past fields already laced with snow. My legs will bounce with nervous … Continue reading

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Music, Literature, and a Play of Lights to Soothe the Wounded Soul

My Nordic journey is now complete. I have witnessed the Northern Lights, the shimmery green lights hanging above the Tjörnin Lake in central Reykjavík, as if to say, “Welcome back to Iceland!” This cheerful, colorful, almost flirtatious greeting as it … Continue reading

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A David & Goliath Saga in the Faroes (or why I may never leave Torshavn)

To my wonderful, supportive and very much missed husband – if I do not show up at our door in a couple weeks as originally planned, a hint as to where you may find me. Sitting in a Torshavn cafe … Continue reading

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A Year of Travel Gems

Rolling into a new year spurs looking ahead to fresh adventures and travels, lingering in quirky cafes, and discovering unseen vistas. Now that 2011 is finally here, I am chomping at the bit to be lacing up my hiking boots … Continue reading

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