Threes and Sevens are Magic Numbers

There is something beautiful and mysterious about the number three. To the ancient Greeks, 1 stood for unity and 2 for chaos. The combination of the two – the numeral 3 – stood for harmony. In the Christian church, God is a trinity – the father, son, and Holy Spirit – and Jesus spent threeContinue reading “Threes and Sevens are Magic Numbers”

Sometimes A Candle

  Sometimes a candle Can be a torch I’ll carry this one through the storm Sometimes a candle Is the only thing left When nothing else can keep me warm Sometimes a candle Lights the way forward On an ever-darkening path Sometimes a candle Lights the face of a lover With a softness that nothingContinue reading “Sometimes A Candle”

Happy Birthday Tchaikovsky

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, born on this day 178 years ago, was the first Russian composer whose music became popular around the world. His three ballets – The Nutcracker, Swan Lake, and The Sleeping Beauty – are all classics, still performed today. Tchaikovsky’s homosexuality is still denied by the government of his famously homophobic homeland. AtContinue reading “Happy Birthday Tchaikovsky”

Rhapsody in Blue

“I frequently hear music in the heart of noise.” George Gershwin The first time I heard this version of Rhapsody in Blue, it was morning and I was sitting on a friend’s deck in South Westerlo, NY. My first thought was who is this clown ruining Gershwin’s masterpiece. I found out later that it wasContinue reading “Rhapsody in Blue”