MORNING HAPPINESS: Found a way out of the pool.

Good morning all! [Read more...]

MORNING HAPPINESS: Every day when Michaelyn gets home…

…this happens. [Read more...]

MORNING HAPPINESS: Kitten learns that size matters.

Good morning everybody! [Read more...]

MORNING HAPPINESS: Tim Minchin and Sam’s mum.

I know we’ve all heard this song, but this song popped on my playlist yesterday on the way to voice lessons and it’s still stuck in my head making me happy. I just got out of session #4 with “Harold.”  It was a productive cryfest.  Will write more when I collect my thoughts. [Read more...]


I’m leaving halfway through the day to go teach high school students how to make pretty sounds, so there! Learning to sing is an exercise in overcoming your intuitions.  As you sing higher notes you don’t try harder, you try less hard.  You relax more.  It’s totally counterintuitive.  This makes learning to sing especially hard [Read More...]

MORNING HAPPINESS: He made his bed…

…and now he’s gonna lie in it. [Read more...]


My favorite Tim Minchin song is “The Fence.”  It really captures how my outlook has changed as I’ve gotten older.  The more I learn about things, the more I really don’t know exactly where I stand – and I’m less likely to make those choices quickly, and far more hesitant to align myself with people [Read More...]

MORNING HAPPINESS: These otters really want this butterfly.

Good morning!  Gonna be a short day again…I have to drive to Kansas City to put my head into a big machine. What would they do if they caught it? [Read more...]


I’m in the mood to share songs I’ll never get to sing (professionally, the shower is still fair game) due to being the wrong race, gender, etc.  We’ll start with “Forever” from Shrek, the Musical. My private voice students are doing a concert on May 1.  One of my most promising students, an 8th grader, [Read More...]

MORNING HAPPINESS: Puppies in love. :)

They are in love. (Michaelyn sent me this because it looks like a lot of pictures we’ve taken)   [Read more...]