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The New Good Samaritan

I woke up on Monday morning in New York, having flown in from the West Coast the night before. I checked my email and found an alarming message from someone I did not know:  “I have had your dog for 18 hours.  Call me immediately!”  Before I could punch in the phone number on my […]

By |January 10th, 2011|Letters from the Road, Other Musings|0 Comments

Empty Nest

It was a late afternoon on the northern California coast, the time of year with the Autumn light and the Indian Summer heat.  As I began to wind up the narrow coastal highway, I thought I might just drive straight, straight across the curve of the road, over the edge, into the clear air, toward […]

By |September 28th, 2010|Other Musings|0 Comments

Turn Your Radio On: The Henriettas Old-Time Duo Appear on A Prairie Home Companion

01People aren’t going to believe what they just heard…” -Garrison Keillor, A Prairie Home Companion, April 3rd, 2010

“Hello, is this Nell Robinson?”  The very familiar voice came over my car radio via my hands-free cell phone setup. “This is Garrison Keillor, I want to talk with you […]

By |April 21st, 2010|Letters from the Road, Other Musings|0 Comments

Happy New Year!

This New Year’s Eve we have a “blue moon” (2 full moons in one calendar month, which happens about once every two-and-a-half years*).

Like a lot of people, I get “blue” in the winter.   It might sound odd, but I love this dark time, it requires a sort of restful surrender.  […]

By |December 28th, 2009|Other Musings|0 Comments

Stuck in Second Gear

Grandma Nell & MomI feel like my engine’s racing but I’m stuck in second gear.  (There’s a song in there somewhere.)

I have gone to three weddings and am on my way to a fourth, have knitted three pair of baby booties for friends this summer.  My life […]

By |September 9th, 2009|Memory's Dog-teeth, Other Musings|0 Comments

Thank goodness for the Irish!

..because if it weren’t for them and their pubs, I don’t know where we would have played in October.

So lot’s of news to catch up on. We played our first gig of October at the Starry Plough in Berkeley – I am chalking that one up to a learning experience. I put too many quiet […]

By |October 30th, 2007|Other Musings|0 Comments