Life’s Surprises: Here’s to Fall, Y’all!

Here's to the season of football and homecomings, sweaters and scarves, favorite fall drinks and foods, scenic drives and hikes... ...and leaves - lots of gorgeously colorful but eventually falling leaves! Have a great start to fall, y'all!

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A Moment to Meditate: On American Citizenship

Constitution Day and Citizenship Day is observed each year on September 17th to commemorate the signing of the Constitution of the United States on September 17, 1787 and to "recognize all who, by coming of age or naturalization, have become citizens" of this country.  In addition, September 17-23 is also recognized as Constitution Week.  The … Continue reading A Moment to Meditate: On American Citizenship

Ms. Lu’s Library – Book of the Summer (Take 2): My Book Finds at the National Museum of the American Indian

Welcome to another edition of Ms. Lu's Library! (Well, actually... this is the second take on the last edition of Ms. Lu's Library.)   So, as a reader, you know how this typically goes... You settle on your next book to read, start knocking out pages (and taking notes even), but THEN... then you come … Continue reading Ms. Lu’s Library – Book of the Summer (Take 2): My Book Finds at the National Museum of the American Indian

Life’s Surprises: Celebrating a Father’s Lifetime of Resilience

Though this is a "bonus" DJ Lady Luck post for the month, I take this moment to celebrate my father - who, to me, is the epitome of resilience and what it means to be resilient.  In honor of him, I choose to use this "musical moment" for one of life's little surprises - birthdays! … Continue reading Life’s Surprises: Celebrating a Father’s Lifetime of Resilience

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PtmmlOQnTXM Goooooooooooooooood Wednesday and happy August 2017 to all my loyal listeners! It's your favorite ethnomusicologist, DJ Lady Luck, bringing you tunes from around the globe with the purpose of inspiring your mid-week workday and the month ahead! And speaking of inspiration... August is such an exciting month to me, especially when I think … Continue reading DJ Lady Luck Presents… Sona Jobarteh

DJ Lady Luck Presents… Sona Jobarteh

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q429_9fyr2g   I recorded this fire while visiting the Oconaluftee Indian Village last summer.  That entire experience - the drive there from Asheville, the cultural guides/historic interpreters/demonstrations, and the drive back - had me... Meditating on the fire: Of a people, Of a history, Of a place, Of a strength, Of a pain, Of a … Continue reading A Moment to Meditate: On the Fire… Within

A Moment to Meditate: On the Fire… Within

Ms. Lu’s Library – Book of the Summer: Happier at Home

  Welcome back to my library! It's with great surprise to myself (but sincere thankfulness) that I finally return to share a new selection from Ms. Lu's Library, where on any given Tuesday I spotlight a treasured book from my collection or share with you thoughts on a recent find.  Now, as you know from my last "book … Continue reading Ms. Lu’s Library – Book of the Summer: Happier at Home

DJ Lady Luck Presents… A Special Mid-Year Broadcast

Ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooh, say can you seeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! Independence Day 2017 may have passed, but your favorite "online DJ" has a special mid-year post-holiday mega broadcast on deck to keep those frankfurters, fireworks, and fun days poppin' all summer long! Mixing things up a bit from the usual show, I'm bringing you observations and reflections, along with images … Continue reading DJ Lady Luck Presents… A Special Mid-Year Broadcast