Monthly Archives: November 2011

Tony Vacca and the Joys of an Evening Concert

A few weeks ago, we won tickets to the Tony Vacca show. I am embarrassed to admit that we only went because we won tickets. Here are the reasons we should have gone and paid our own way. 1. It’s … Continue reading

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Pop Songs are just a few chords away…

Tonight after dinner cleanup, Amelia went straight to the piano.  Her piano teacher has always taught her to play chords on the piano even while she teaches the reading of notes.  I think this is the part of Amelia’s piano … Continue reading

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Opera Voices in the Kitchen

Things never get dull around here, but somehow we Nields-Duffys live in the fear that they might. Perhaps that is what caused Tom to employ Opera Voices one night. “From now on, I only understand commands in Opera,” he sang, … Continue reading

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That Subversive NPR and an UnHalloween

On Halloween afternoon, Johnny and I were driving home which, rumor had it, had restored heat and electrical power. We’d spent a delightful evening, night and morning with Katryna’s family at their house in their power-ful hilltown, and while sad … Continue reading

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