3 posts published in December 2017

Sea & Land

December 14, 2017

A recent step out of my comfort zone was playing ukulele on elevators in the NYC area for Elevate1global elevator day. I hesitated but the gentle encouragement of a friend got me to participate.

I chose the song “You’ve Got a Friend in Me” and accompanied myself. It was a day of experiencing a rainbow of emotions and a day of “paying kindness forward”. In return I was gifted with acceptance, smiles and an occasional chocolate.

I began on the elevators onboard the Norwegian Gem cruise ship...

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Globe Trekker

December 18, 2017

"Santa, I’m so glad you’re here. This is the second time we’ve crossed paths this week! The first was at Macy’s 34th Street. ” He replied, “I’m getting ready for that long ride around the world next week!”

This gentle reminder that we are officially in the holiday season opened the wonder of the child that lives inside me whether I might spot him one more time this week to make the tally of Santa sightings to three.

There was no need to tell him again what I wanted for Christmas, because...

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Holiday Brass

December 23, 2017

The idea of tuba enthusiasts of all ages collaborating to create a orchestra of professionals and novices to perform a holiday concert intrigued me. The more I learned about how this came to be, the more it shouted “Authentic Experience” and the more I wanted to attend.

The ticket was free, parking was free and it was a standing room only crowd. When I arrived I could feel the energy in the building. The three dozen or so musicians onstage in the auditorium played well together despite the...

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