Singing for Our Lives

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I’m not sure how it started, or when. But at least since I was a young’n, and probably a good many moons before that… each year, several hundred high school students would gather at the Hyatt Regency in Louisville for Kentucky All State Choir. (Yeah, that’s how we rolled, y’all. A glimpse of my wild and crazy youth right here).That hotel is about 20 stories high, with a large open-air atrium for a lobby. You can look up from the ground floor and literally see the door to every guest room, sur … [Read more...]

Fearfully, Wonderfully

It is 3pm on Friday, and I can't wait to get home and watch the Hunger Games.I mean, the Olympics.It isn't my fault. I never planned to spend my sabbatical reading teen lit books; and I certainly would not have intentionally finished Mockingjay just as the Olympics kicked off.Except that i would, and I did. And now i cannot watch a single moment of it without making parallels between Katniss and Gabby. Between that Ceasar guy and--dear lord--Ryan Seacrest. He, and all the other … [Read more...]


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