Thursday, September 29, 2011

Virgin London Marathon

Well, the news is in today...for the third year, I have not been successful in securing a ballot position on my own for the London Marathon next April.

No worries, I have 2 charities offering me a charity am all set if I want to run.

As of now, the "12 in 12 in 2012" (12 marathons in 12 months in 2012 for those of you who missed the post) is officially in full swing with 7 marathons secured (Januuary through July). As soon as the other races open registration, I will be full steam ahead.

While we are on the subject of marathons, how about my gal, Paula Radcliffe, and her showing in the Berlin Marathon 10 days ago....placed 3rd and is definitely on the comeback trail for the Olympics.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

call me crazy

I know...I am SOOOOOOOOOOO out of touch. I mean, I totally missed all the FB hoopla on the new format and functionality. Guess I need to get a life b/c everyone else on the planet clearly was clued in.

Wacky, I know, but I was following those other big news stories of the day...Athens riots, Texas execution, release of the US Americans from Iran.

What was I thinking?

Hard to believe it has been a year

A year has come and gone since the passing of my funny and smart aunt, Peggy. A day does not go by that I do not think of her or reach to pick up a phone to call her.

Thanks to everyone who remembered this special person today and the gift of healing she gave to others.

She was definitely one of a kind. I know she is up in heaven "flinging her green and gold afar"...

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Fall semester is here

I am not in school, but yet there is something about September that reminds me of the start of fall term. September kicks off everything....American football (which I desperately miss), the start of the return of cooler weather, the new fall TV line-up....even the start of fall choir.

The Chiswick Choir is no exception, and this fall, for our "big" work, we will be performing the Brahms Requiem...a personal favorite. There is a little concert in early October that is introducing me to a lovely new bummer crop of British composers that I have never sung, such as Cyril Bradley Rootham.

In his work "For the Fallen", I am reminded why I sing....a line from that work, "There is music in the midst of desolation...."