Category Archives: music

fires and smoke–it must be august

Unfortunately the fires began about a month ago, after multiple lightning strikes. “Dry lightning” is absolutely terrifying. And rightly so. Neighbors to the west are on a “Ready, Set, Go” alert. Smoke hangs over the lake. We are sleeping with … Continue reading

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4th of july, the small town way

Yes, I love the 4th of July! From the parade to the kids races to the hot dogs-eaten-for-breakfast, the waving flags and the fireworks. We were all at the parade, of course. The FG was front and center to catch … Continue reading

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memorial day 2020

Have you heard of “Taps Across America”? At 3:00 this afternoon, wherever you are, musicians are asked to play TAPS and people are encouraged to open their windows or stand on their porches to hear the song and pay their … Continue reading

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a song for saturday

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winter wednesday

Okay, I know it’s not winter, but the “real feel” temperature here today is 28 degrees.  Oh, that cold wind is whipping around!  Doesn’t look like spring is coming any time soon. I bundled up for my daily walk around … Continue reading

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will the sun ever shine

DAY 34 OF THE QUARANTINE. 48 DAYS UNTIL WE HEAD WEST. This song was written after 9/11 and ended up in a Disney movie.  I came upon it by accident yesterday and wanted to share.   And of course the … Continue reading

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when john prine gets to heaven

  Hearts are broken. Last night’s news of his passing was devastating for all of us who loved his songs. And of course he would have written a song about dying, one that would make us smile and cry at … Continue reading

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prayers for john prine

Nothing has hit me harder during this time of the corona virus than the news that John Prine was in the hospital with the virus.  John Prine is very ill and in the ICU for what may be his 10th … Continue reading

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chasing the edge, an update

Ben’s cd made it to the “local artists” wall at Waterloo Records, Austin’s famous music store, two weeks ago. There it is!!!  What a thrill for the whole family! Now many of you have been calling to ask how to … Continue reading

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chasing the edge

#1 Son Ben has released his first cd! This has been a lifelong dream and a labor of love. We are so proud. You can go to You Tube’s music channel and search for “Ben Rolofson” to preview the songs. … Continue reading

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