Month: December 2011

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SMART Goals

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In 2011, I had intended to get all my business systems in place, stabilize cash flow, begin earning money at the educational website, triple traffic at my business website, live a more balanced life, bring creativity back into my non-work […]

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Civilization

The song of the day is “The March of the Three Kings.”I only know this song in French, but on Christmas Eve #2 son found Bing Crosby singing it on Spotify, so you can definitely hear the story of the […]

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Christmas Eve

  Today’s song is “All My Heart This Night Rejoices,”an extremely beautiful song. I worked yesterday while #2 son mixed up cookie doughs, and then baked intensively while waiting for the other kids to arrive, so we now have approximately […]

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Yuletide Glee

‘Tis the time of Yuletide Glee! This is also the song of the day. This is a nice madrigal, said to have been written by Thomas Morley, the main man of madrigals, in the 16th century. However, the lyrics make […]

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Fun

Today’s song is “Come Ye Lofty, Come Ye Lowly,” one of the joyful French carols meant for dancing. I heard it this morning as part of Holst’s Christmas Day and couldn’t find a good recording of it for you on […]

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Marshmallow World

Autocorrect humor isn’t really funny. People will be texting each other and suddenly they find they’ve said, “Yeah I’m excited about my new job. Just picked up my new unicorn” instead of “uniform.” The recipient cracks up and posts it […]

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Piping Merrily

I have twelve websites to work on today, so I’m giving you a quick, sprightly song: The Shepherd’s Pipe Carol. Written by John Rutter in 1966 when he was still a student, this is a good song to play while […]

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Sunday December 11, 2011

This morning we sang our Bach cantata, and it went far less badly than I had expected. We had a couple of violins, a viola, a cello, and an assortment of woodwinds, the soloists were quite good, and the choir […]