Windward Notes – A Flyby Snicker

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This came to me from one of the leaders of the church where I work and I just HAD to pass it on… —– HYMN # 365 A minister was completing a temperance sermon. With great emphasis he said, “If I had all the beer in the world, I’d take it and pour it into […]

Windward Notes – Hula By Flashlight

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I’m great. Really. No, no, not like THAT (don’t make me blush). I’m a great uncle, which means two things are true: 1) I have the cutest grand-niece on the planet and 2) I’m gettin’ old. Not having any kids of my own, it never occurred to me that someday I would be the relative […]

Windward Notes – Good Words

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Words to know that are important, all referring to music therapy as it applies to cancer patients… From Cancer Research UK: One of the main reasons people with cancer use music therapy is because it makes them feel good. Many of us know how calming and relaxing it can be to listen to a favourite […]

Once More Into the Breach!

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It’s September. Holman Hall was packed. Christmas music rolled across the parking lot. All is right with the world. Yup, the Windward Choral Society is back in action and two things happened last night when the music packets were picked up. First, the seasoned veterans thumbed through it and thought, “This looks interesting”. Second, the […]

Windward Notes – Still Cookin’

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Just a little something to nibble on that I invented… It’s mango season and there’s always a bag of them in the conference room at work and more from friends and neighbors. If you have a sweet one, try this… Your favorite white-fleshed fish (Ono, Opah, etc) cut into strips, drizzled with a little oil […]

Windward Notes – More On the Bellows

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With the insanity of a summer of both family and business travel, the blog is taking a little bit of hiatus as the choir does the same. When, however, I stumble on a nugget of knowledge worth sharing I’ll pass it along. Oh, look…here’s one now! https://www.choralnet.org/2018/06/breathing-for-singing-is-it-different/ (Note: the “link” feature in the posting software […]

Windward Notes – Yup, That Really Happened

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When you work really hard at something that’s really hard to do and you get one shot at it in front of an audience and it works it’s interesting to look inside yourself to see your internal reaction. Mine was, “What just happened?”. I was just a little stunned for a minute after being surrounded […]

Windward Notes – I Should Be Committed

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A little corner of my world that I enjoy is as an ordained officiant (a fancy word that means I can do things like perform weddings and the like). I use this role rarely but it’s always great fun as well as fulfilling for me on several levels. Acting in this capacity, I recently presided […]