An Oregon Fan Through And Through

The truth is, life is easier when you don’t care about sports. This deep thought occurred to me Monday night as I finally admitted to myself that three minutes of game play was probably not enough time for the Oregon Ducks to make up their point deficit against Ohio State in the college football national…
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Handel’s Messiah – Take 2

Part of me doesn’t want to listen to Handel’s Messiah again for at least a year. Another part of me wants to be back on stage again and again, singing it better each time, and reveling in the fun of the moment, the gorgeous soloists, the lovely accompanying symphony. Part of me will not miss…
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Chiseling Down The Wall – My Memories Of The Fall Of The Berlin Wall

The first time I saw the Berlin Wall was the summer between my sophomore and junior year in high school. We had just moved to West Berlin because my Dad, who had been laid off from Pan American World Airways for 14 years, had unexpectedly been recalled…and sent to Berlin. I remember when we got…
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Handel’s Messiah – Take One

Okay, so it’s the morning after the first rehearsal for November’s joint Worthington Symphony Orchestra/ Community Choir performance of Handel’s Messiah and my mind is spinning from my experience last night. As I walked into the Fine Arts building at Minnesota West I had one thing foremost on my mind: I haven’t sung in a…
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The Disheveled Gardener

Last spring I had the fun assignment of sitting at a table in BenLees and interviewing five ladies from the Worthington Garden Club for a story I did for the Daily Globe. That was a hoot. The five of them were so knowledgeable and encouraging. I went home feeling inspired and ready to face the…
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