Five Years’ Time

Five years ago tonight, you were a new babe in my arms, fresh from an unknown place where life begins for some and ends for others. I could not have begun to imagine all the things you would do, all the ways you would learn and grow and change in such a short time. And while the … Continue reading Five Years’ Time

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Leave Behind Everything You Know

Anyone who knows me knows how much I love Hamilton; the first time I heard it I couldn't get enough. I loved how cleverly the story of our nation's founding was woven into lyrics that were both relevant to current events and accessible to just about anyone who desired to listen—a modern lingua franca and Lin-Manuel … Continue reading Leave Behind Everything You Know

Life

The first time I heard a song from Sleeping At Last (the moniker of singer-songwriter, producer, and composer Ryan O'Neal) it was like falling in love with music all over again (I wrote a little about that first song here). I can't explain it, but I feel such a connection with everything about his work—from the … Continue reading Life