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Music: Augustin Hadelich’s “Fantasy of the Cats”

We listen to music for a variety of reasons — to relax, to distract, to celebrate, to evoke a memory, to capture a moment, to alter our mood, to reflect our emotions, to enhance our brain functions… But, have you… Continue Reading →

Music: FURTHER by Black Lab

The only thing better than finding a song that speaks to a pivotal moment in our lives, is finding a band that continues to reconnect as we journey through life. I didn’t know it at the time, but I first became… Continue Reading →

Martin Molin and the Musical Marble Machine

There is something so utterly fascinating about mechanical music machines.  I don’t know what captivates me the most — whether it is the complex timing involved, the thousands of little intricacies and artistries, or the idea that so much thought, imagination… Continue Reading →

Music: LAY DOWN by Melanie Safka

If we learn nothing else from history it should be: — Nothing is more valuable than love, more courageous than peace, or more precious than life.  Hate, fear and greed hold us hostage to forces that drain our spirit, steal our creativity,… Continue Reading →

Music: JUST LIKE YOU WERE by Emma Worthington

I came across the song JUST LIKE YOU WERE by Emma Worthington on my twitter feed a few months back and was immediately captivated. The melody is lovely. Emma’s voice is sweet and clear. Her words, ones she wrote, quickly became etched in… Continue Reading →

Cave Woman’s Musician of the Day: Cereus Bright

I’m stepping out of my comfort zone here. I write book reviews often enough. Those require some thought, but usually they aren’t terribly difficult. I have an easy time with those mostly because I write books myself. I can verbalize… Continue Reading →

Music: FLY by Maddie and Tae

Teen sensations Maddie and Tae scored a #1 single last year with their brilliant, funny and feminist GIRL IN A COUNTRY SONG.  Their new single, FLY is so lovely, the tears were rolling before I heard half the lyrics. FLY is a… Continue Reading →

Music: ENOUGH by The Mrs

It’s well proven that if you repeat something often enough people will accept that “something” as a truth, even if it is actually a complete lie. Every day, all day, and from every corner imaginable, we are bombarded by media… Continue Reading →

Happy, With A Side of Happy

Nothing changes the mood of a moment like receiving an unexpected smile. Nothing changes the mood of an hour like listening to your favorite songs. Nothing changes the mood of the day like — a mega dose of HAPPY? And… Continue Reading →

The Power In ONE VOICE Against Bullying

There is amazing power in the song “One Voice”  and it’s message against bullying. You hear it in the words written by 15 year-old New Zealand singer/song writer Nakita Turner as she tells the story of those who have been bullied.  Real stories… Continue Reading →

Merry Merry Up-Side-Down Christmas

I clearly remember going into gales of laughter as a child when seeing anyone talk while up-side-down.  Chin talking is what they call it now.  I don’t think we had a name for it then.  And I don’t remember anyone… Continue Reading →

Susan Boyle and Adapting to Change

All of nature and humanity is an evolutionary history of creating and adapting to change. Adapting is how we not only survive, but thrive. The American people, in particular, have always excelled at adapting and thriving. At our core, we… Continue Reading →

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