Memory #2: Quiet No More- A Celebration of Stonewall Summer of 2019, the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots and the start of the GLBTQ movement for equality. The Denver Women's Chorus and the Denver Gay Men's chorus came together with many other GLBTQ choruses from all over the United States to perform this commissioned … Continue reading Musical Memories #2
Memories of music
I have no end of gratitude to my father for instilling in me a great love of music. He loved all kinds of genres; from classical to funk, from folk to blues. We would sit in the family room in the dark late at night and listen to whatever struck our fancy. My brother Adam … Continue reading Memories of music
Smile, it can’t be that bad. I hear this directed at me as I ride the bus home. I look up and see a man looking at me. Come on, smile! Why? Why do I have to smile for you? How do you know it isn’t all that bad? Maybe I just lost my job. … Continue reading Smile
Is happiness a thing?
I woke up at 330 this morning. Thinking. Thinking about the apartment I moved out of a few months ago. I had lived there for 17 years. That's a long time! I was wondering in my half asleep mind why I wasn't mourning the move more than I had. I did cry once the place … Continue reading Is happiness a thing?
*Some people come into your life and you just know you will never be able to replace them if they left.* This was one of the first things I read today on my Facebook page. It's more fitting than you know because I am grieving. One of my friends of more than 20 years passed … Continue reading Grief
"Hello, my name is Hilary and I am a recovering hoarder." I've watched the show "hoarders", and have friends who are also. But I never seriously considered myself to be one until March 2018, when I had to move out of the 2 bedroom apartment I had lived in for 17 years. Now, realistically speaking, … Continue reading Hoarding
Transitions of Life
I try to walk a fairly Spiritual path. I endeavor to be aware of my surroundings, be compassionate with people, spend time in Nature, etc. So when life changes come along, I like to take time and do some reflection on the past and how I got from point A to point B. Spirit can … Continue reading Transitions of Life
My secret love
I have a confession to make. I have a secret love. Most people who know me, know of my strong love of the animal kingdom. I usually prefer animals to most people. But I had forgotten one creature who makes my heart ache: the Silverback Gorilla. I read and watched "Gorillas in the Mist". And … Continue reading My secret love
I’m taking a class with my wife called “A life that works”; it’s basically about learning how to take control of your life and figure out why we’re so busy and tired all the time but seem to be getting nowhere. It’s going to be a challenge for me. A big challenge. Much of what … Continue reading Resistance is…everywhere
The Innocence of Believing in Heroes
I love my wife. For so many reasons but today it's about a gift she gave me. One that I didn't realize I had lost or even knew how important it was. It is the gift of innocence. I'm not talking about naiveté, I'm talking about that childhood innocence that let us believe in … Continue reading The Innocence of Believing in Heroes