Monday Traditions

Monday Traditions

I like participating in traditions, superstitions and good luck rituals.  It’s not as though I actually believe throwing spilled salt over my left shoulder will help me avoid bad luck or that finding a four-leaf clover will bring me good fortune; but I’ll still scoop...
Good News About Nursing Homes

Good News About Nursing Homes

One of my favorite songs from the musical “The Wiz” is “Don’t Nobody Bring Me No Bad News”. There are times our media seems filled with bad news. One of the joys of living in a small community is a paper which carries some good news. The...
Reductions in Music Ed for USD 489?

Reductions in Music Ed for USD 489?

This post is a radical departure from my usual posts. Just as I am an advocate for music therapy, I try to be an advocate for other issues related to my life. One of those areas is education. This is an open letter regarding the state of music education in the Hays,...
Happy Birthday, Kansas!

Happy Birthday, Kansas!

The great state of Kansas (where I live) will be celebrating 150 year of statehood on January 29, 2011.  Such a special birthday call for special sessions with the ALF residents I serve. Together with the residents, we have put together this starter list of songs to...
Winter Weather Songs

Winter Weather Songs

While winter is not officially here, cold weather has started to enter Kansas.  With it, I am preparing to start an intergenerational class centered on winter weather.  It will afford reminisce opportunities for the older adults: What things did you do during the...