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Time to fly!

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I love spring. Birds tweeting, bee's buzzing, flowers blooming, and young and not so young men and women are receiving diplomas!

Academic rigors give way to academic accomplishment!

And life beckons, inviting them to step out into the unknown, and move toward adult years!

Relatives of graduates sit row upon row in auditoriums and stadium bleachers to hear their loved one's name called, those few seconds of verbal recognition belong to the graduate, but for those who love them, they are also a part of that small segment of time that separates the student from the graduate...and we applaud!

Much like a baby bird who faces the uncertainty of flight, our young men and women will test their wings. In the flying and near flying (Think hard landings, and life hurts) they will stabilize and soar.

Looking back from the vantage point of my own life experience I would, if I could remind them:

1.Continuing education is important, keep reaching, believing there is no limit but the sky!

2.In a…

Piano Man!

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*The invention of the modern piano is credited to Bartolomeo Cristofori (1655-1731) of Padua, Italy, who was employed by Ferdinando de' Medici, Grand Prince of Tuscany, as the Keeper of the Instruments.

He was an expert harpsichord maker and was well acquainted with the previous body of knowledge on stringed keyboard instruments. It is not known exactly when Cristofori first built a piano.

An inventory made by his employers, the Medici family, indicates the existence of a piano by the year 1700; another document of doubtful authenticity indicates a date of 1698!* Wikpedia

Of all the instruments in the world, for me nothing beats the piano!I can't read music, but God has given me the ability to play, and I do often.

I find the piano..relaxing, soothing, inspiring, and comforting. I could go on...but you get the idea.

My piano tastes run from classical,to the gospel style of the late Anthony Burger.

What may surprise many people is...

I have played Piano at some of the largest Chur…