H.M.S Pinafore

A while back I was fortunate enough to be able to was a comedic opera called H.M.S. Pinafore. This opera was about a very funny ship captain in England’s military who was trying to marry his daughter, Josephine, off to a wealthy, but annoying, lord, Sir Joseph Porter. She tried to be a dutiful daughter…


Tu che sei parte di me – Pacifico ft Gianna Nannini

More lyrics Italian: “Tu Che Sei Parte Di Me” Le tue braccia lunghespalancate all’ariaSolo nel vento sei sempre feliceE butta via i ricordi,getta ogni cornice,lascia spazio alle cose a venireFuori… c’è una notte interaPuoi perderti!… Tu che sei parte di mee lasci fuochi, piccole tracceper riportarmi a casaTu che sei parte di meUltima luce, ultima…


Electric Violinist Linzi Stoppard Rocks Adagio For Strings

This is so interesting and entrancing.  https://youtu.be/Cxj0H8TnpaM


Snow Crystals

Snow crystals make the world a more beautiful place. I remember seeing them often while skiing and snowshoeing. They add magic to a winter wonderland.


What Makes Humans Human?

There are a lot of characteristics that can go into making a humans human, both physical and non-physical. Here is a list of some of the characteristics that describe what it means to be human. 1. Speech 2. Upright posture 3. Hands in which we can bring our thumbs all the way across the hand…


Thoughts on Higher Education

I love learning and encourage people to attend a university and pursue a college degree if they feel that it is for them. Having a degree can help a person better themselves and learn more about a subject area that they are interested in learning. It may also help the person find their career path…


“The Garden of Words” Poem

This poem is from the anime, “The Garden of Words” by Makoto Shinkai, a beautifully done film with excellent art work. I love the Tanka poem that was used in it. Below is the English translation of the poem, but, because it was originally in Japanese, the number of syllables in each line is not…


Love Your Body

I heard an old Japanese man say that it is best to take care of one’s health as we get older, but that no one could stay healthy forever. I think that he is right. Therefore, we should take care of our health and appreciate ourselves for who we are. These are some great tips…


Honesty of the Heart

I like it when people can be true to themselves and be themselves. I know that, as an adult, people must alter their behaviors depending on the situation that they are in. For example, if that person is a counselor, a teacher, or working in an office, they cannot act the same way they would…


Tori Amos – The Beekeeper

This is such a neat song. Tori Amos said that this album, also called “The Beekeeper”, is about the story of creation from a female perspective. She explains that the Bible is written in a male perspective, but that this is a creative female perspective of how different events could have happened in the Garden…