Martin Luther King, Jr.

Last Friday evening Leslie, David and I attended an hour-long jazz tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by Zach Bartholomew’s Trio at the Coral …

Christmas Cookies

While listening to Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Ballet this morning, I baked my favorite cookies to pack into my Nutcracker tin and take to …

Why I love Classical Music

What does the term “classical music” mean to you? Bach? Beethoven? the Beatles? To me, classical music means the great works of Haydn, …

Texas Connections

Besides all the long-time friends at my Rice 50th Reunion, there were thirty more friends and family members I got to see in …

Rice 50th Reunion

My 50th Rice Reunion began with a joyous re-uniting of old friends at the lovely home of Patti Everett, whom I first met on …

Amis en France

On our last evening in Paris, Edith and Guy LePechon, dear friends for five decades, met us at our hotel and took …

Three Days in Paris

Paris was resplendent when we first saw it in June 1967 and again in 1986 and 1994. Those broad avenues lined with …

Lyon, Then & Now

An International Piano Workshop attracted me to Lyon, France in 1994 for twelve intense days of learning new ways to teach music. …

Viviers, Tournon, Vienne

Three historic river towns and a steam train ride through the mountains enriched our weekend. Perched on a hill overlooking the Rhône, Viviers …

Avignon, France

Our Viking boat moored near the famous, truncated bridge in Avignon for two days so that we could acquaint ourselves with the …