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July 2013

Sonic Escape, Synergy

At Chautauqua in June I heard a terrific chamber trio, Sonic Escape. Shawn Wyckoff, flutist, is married to Maria Millar, violinist and …

Celebrating Full Lives

Two memoirs I’ve read recently provide inspiration for living con brio. The first is Until I Say Good-Bye: My Year of Living with Joy by Susan Spencer-Wendel and Bret …

Isaac Shelby

Shelby

Editor’s Note: My son David is guest-blogging with another post about the history of the Smith family. This isn’t about my sister, …

Comanches and Texans

The Panhandle of Texas is where I grew up some hundred years after the buffalo and the Comanche Indians reigned supreme. Boy …

Barnard

Barnard

Editor’s Note: My son David is guest-blogging with another post about the history of the Smith family. There once was a man …