5 Songs to Encourage Your Bless-ed Adventures

It’s my birthday week and I’m contemplative. Having an August birthday comes with the “end of summer” and always feels a little like Lana’s, that “Summertime Sadness.” You know, melancholy with a touch of let’s-live-while-we-can feeling. (Plus it has the line, “You’re the best, baby” which, of course, makes me think Marcus wrote bits of it.)


Last year my birthday gift to me was a day cleared for The Innocent Prince, a day of writing in my favorite writing places. I wish

Marcus and Kurt Elling Sings Sinatra

Let’s talk about music, again, some more…

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As we do in the Sikora house. We talk about music…a lot, and we enjoy and live and breathe music…a lot. SO, Marcus and I are very excited to have been invited by the Omaha Performing Arts to attend the Kurt Elling sings Sinatra show at the 1200 club in the Holland Center. Even if you can’t join us there, I’ve got

Getting Ready for Christmas Music!

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Have you ever felt almost outside of yourself?

Like your spirit moved? Have you ever felt simultaneously connected and disconnected in a way that something, somewhere, what was inside of you is now…Am I getting too spooky for you? It’s hard to articulate this sort of feeling.

For me, it happens with only one medium – music.

Live music. Music can move within me, surround me, empower me, and bring me to my knees. It’s only logical I married a


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