A Moment to Meditate: Poetry About Decision-Making

The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost   Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveler, long I stood And looked down one as far as I could To where it bent in the undergrowth;   Then took the other, as just as fair, And … Continue reading A Moment to Meditate: Poetry About Decision-Making

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DJ Lady Luck Presents… Nneka

Goooooooooooooooood Wednesday and start of October to all my peeps and hipsters out there! It's your favorite ethnomusicologist, DJ Lady Luck, bringing you fresh tunes from right here and around the globe - all with the purpose of inspiring your mid-week workday, as well as those in the month ahead! This month's featured artist is … Continue reading DJ Lady Luck Presents… Nneka

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

DJ Lady Luck Presents… Sona Jobarteh

  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

A Moment to Meditate: On the Fire… Within

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