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For Talisse

I wrote this for my new granddaughter: When I look in your eyes, I hear the soft strumming of a mandolin, punctuated by finger cymbals. The universe celebrates your birth by dancing a giddy Tarantella led by a magic dragon strewn in … Continue reading

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Finding World Peace through a Kaleidoscope of Music

When my son was only a few weeks old, I decided that a good mother should soothe her baby with lullabies. So, I attempted to sing one—well, not actually sing—more like hum. And the song was not a lullaby, but … Continue reading

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A Poem for my Son

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A Place Called Home

A newborn lives in a trailer that overlooks the Pacific. His father takes care of him while his mother works. His parents believe love is more important than money and learning more important than possessions. They teach him about Gauguin, … Continue reading

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