Tag Archives: nostalgia

Powerful echoes of a simple sound at 6:50 a.m.

Weekday mornings, if I’m in the kitchen with my coffee at the right time, I’ll hear a familiar┬ásound coming from the stop sign at the corner. And an entire era of my life replays in my head. It’s the sound … Continue reading

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A magical, musical moment among good company

It was 2006, a pivotal year marked by my oldest son going off to college. He had just moved into his dorm, and he and I joined his two younger brothers at a campus lunch joint. Each of us brought … Continue reading

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