Bumble Boogie

I’ve mentioned before that I played piano in recitals growing up, and now that I have my own piano, it’s been fun to see what I remember. My favorite recital piece was “Bumble Boogie,” an adaptation by Jack Fina of “Flight of the Bumblebee.” I still remember most of it, but I bought the sheet […]

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Turkey Heads

Have you ever experienced something so bizarre that it seems not real? Were you alone? In my case, I wasn’t. Instead of one person feeling crazy, there were three of us. Many years ago, my mother was driving my brother and me somewhere, probably a place like the orthodontist. It was in the fall, and […]

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The Scariest Game

In the 90s, my siblings and I used to gather around and watch my mother play computer games. She liked adventure games, especially scary ones like Alone in the Dark and The 7th Guest. I only remember a little bit of Alone in the Dark because I think she stopped playing or at least stopped […]

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Sick Days

When I or one of my siblings got sick, our parents would wheel a wooden cart to the bedside of the ailing kid. On the cart was a tiny ten inch tv and a stack of VHS tapes. I watched The Little Mermaid or Peter Pan over and over while I drank red Gatorade through […]

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Volunteering At The Hospital

When I was in high school, I signed up to volunteer at a local hospital during the summer. My parents hoped it would bulk up my college applications in the hopes of helping myself. I wasn’t sure how I felt about it, but either way I started getting dropped off in front of the hospital […]

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The Old Mill

Since I enjoyed sharing “Somewhere in Dreamland” (my favorite cartoon) a few weeks ago, I thought I’d continue occasionally sharing cartoons I watched as a little girl. I’ve always loved all the Silly Symphonies, and today I’m thinking about “The Old Mill,” a Silly Symphony from 1937. I also read that it’s Hayao Miyazaki’s favorite […]

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