Enjoying the dance and the soundtrack of our lives

The trending video of Garth Brooks singing "the Dance" to cancer battler Teresa Shaw that hit 4.5 million views last night (an embarrassing number of which were me), speaks eloquently to the contagious power of music and the infinite strength of the human beings who both make and enjoy it. Music creates bonds in unlikely [...]

Dear Mrs. Chang, Thank You for the music

For a period of time last winter, we drove to New London hospital every week so Molly could take her piano lesson from the incomparable Mrs. Chang. Heads bent over a keyboard, Molly and Mrs.Chang ignored the medical clutter and chaos to continue their work, pausing briefly only when the nurse needed to change Mrs. [...]