Sunday Soundtrack: Higher Ground

I adore nearly every version of this Stevie Wonder classic, but this one by Playing for Change has been on repeat lately. PFC is a group dedicated to inspiring the world through “the common belief that music has the power to break down boundaries and overcome distances between people.” Keep reaching—and...
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Sunday Soundtrack: Hunnybee

One benefit to having college-age children who enjoy music is that they’re always sending you recommendations of new songs to try. Here’s one Frack introduced me to, something they play on Sundays to set the mood for the coming week....
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Be a Camellia

Last month, my oldest friend Kathryn said goodbye to her mother. It was a hard goodbye after weeks of hospitals, frustration, and medical shortcomings, and Kathryn and her father will be dealing with the raw scar of pain for a very long time. Andrea Hickman White was an honest to goodness force of nature. She was married for more than fifty years to her high school sweetheart, Ken. She loved her...
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Good Night, Good Dog

Today was pretty much the Mondayest Monday in the history of Mondays. Today, we put our thirteen-year-old Brittany, Jester, down. Mr. Man and I put a lot of research into choosing what would be our family dog after having lived with Jack, pretty much the perfect cocker spaniel. We wanted something a little bigger, with a similar happy disposition, good looks, smarts, and just a bit different...
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Valentine’s Fun

This is an adorable French animation called Cupidon. Poor Cupid has one job…...
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Sunday Soundtrack: Jump

I love this song. If you’re ever completely flat and need motivation, let Madonna kick you into...
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