My late friend, Muriel, was writing and publishing into her nineties. I saw in the NEW YORK TIMES that there’s a new book out about Louis Armstrong’s life and letters, and it made me want to memorialize Muriel as well. Here’s her book, When Louis Armstrong Taught Me Scat, read on youtube.
All I could see from where I stood Were three long mountains and a wood; These lines begin Renascence, the poem written by Edna St. Vincent Millay when she was just eighteen, still living in rural Maine, and declaring she will find the perfect lines, meter, and content to win the 1921 contest, The Lyric Year. […]
TRANSFORMING THE DIFFICULT CHILD by Howard Glasser and Jennifer Basley is the book we all wish we had when raising our kids. Put simply, if you lecture, argue, point out, warn, threaten, raise your voice…etc. when a child is doing wrong, it’s like a reinforcement of the negative. We’re giving them special attention for what we […]