Returning to “Normal”

Returning to “Normal”

The COVID-19 pandemic had profound consequences worldwide.  Thousands of families lost loved ones.  Children did not attend school.  Businesses closed and business owners lost their livelihoods.  People were isolated in their homes, including separation from extended...
2020 Reflections

2020 Reflections

Resilience is defined by Webster as “the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness;” and is one of humankind’s most critical qualities.  Adaptability is a close ‘cousin’ to resilience.  What this past year has taught us is...
Coronavirus Pandemic – The Unsung Heroes

Coronavirus Pandemic – The Unsung Heroes

The 2020 coronavirus, COVID-19 pandemic brought the world to a virtual standstill. The spread of the virus was out of control and death counts were rising daily, The governor closed all public schools and ordered citizens to ‘stay home and stay safe’...
MUSIC EDUCATION

MUSIC EDUCATION

Music is a universal language of inclusivity to which all can relate.  An American folk singer, on one of his recorded CDs, tells the story of performing with another musician in Germany.  He humorously details nearing the end of a music set and not being sure how to...
DROP OFF DRAMA – SEPARATING AT THE DOOR

DROP OFF DRAMA – SEPARATING AT THE DOOR

Saying goodbye to one’s child at the door of the childcare center is a difficult time for both parent & child.  Even if the child is happy and well cared for in the childcare center, the separation process is stressful.  Children display all manner of...
Childcare is an Essential Service

Childcare is an Essential Service

When a major snow storm immobilizes a metropolitan area, citizens are generally advised to stay at home unless one “absolutely must go out”.  Community events are rescheduled, schools cancel classes, many roads become impassable, people remain at home and...