I’ve got all my sisters and me

I’ve got all my sisters and me

It occurs to me, as my roll through this old life starts to pick up steam, that my sisters are two of the greatest gifts my parents ever gave me. A mutt-and-Jeff kind of twosome -- one feisty and fearless, the other mellow and a little more cautious -- Kathy and Jenny caboosed our family [...]

The violin maker

The violin maker

From her workshop in Heid Music’s front window, Kara McCanna coaxes infinite circles of stories from the instruments she builds and repairs. A professional violinist and luthier, Kara works with precision instruments to build ethereal ones. She is the conduit between musician and instrument, the means by which each has the ability to play on. [...]

Consider it a privilege

Consider it a privilege

I think U.S. citizens need to start thinking about the ability to get vaccinated as a privilege rather than some sort of government infringement on their rights. We’re all battling a global pandemic that has killed more than 4.4 million people worldwide, according to the World Health Organization. I am sad to say that I [...]