Musical Romances

Clara Wieck was only nine years old when Robert Schumann came to study piano with her father. She was sixteen when they …

Morikami Gardens

Though I had visited Morikami Gardens in Delray Beach many times, I had never fully appreciated the concepts behind its design, until I …

Inauguration Days

My life can be measured in four-year chunks–high school, college, graduate school, and Presidential terms. I was 10 months old when Roosevelt …

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 …