Sophomore Year: That’s a Wrap

On Thursday, he took his final exam. Then we packed up some of the stuff in his dorm room and moved it to a storage unit we rented near campus. It was that, or rent a van this week and again in August, who cart his dorm stuff back and forth — and find aContinue reading “Sophomore Year: That’s a Wrap”

Friday Five: Last Call

Today I’m answering five questions for the Friday Five. These are all about something that was last. Who was the last person you called? The last person I called on the phone would be my mother. I planned to send her flowers for her birthday, but something in a group text made me think sheContinue reading “Friday Five: Last Call”

The End of Spring Break

Spring has only just sprung, but Spring Break is over. We just packed up the car to take the college student back to school. It’s been great having him home for a week, but it never seems like enough time. I know some students want to party at the beach for spring break. My sonContinue reading “The End of Spring Break”

Winter Weather Advisory

This afternoon it was 63 degrees out, here in Harrisonburg, with a gentle breeze. A few little white clouds embellished a clear blue sky. And a Winter Storm Advisory begins in about 10 hours, with ice and snow. The following night, the temperature dips to 7 degrees. So much for spring weather. Officials are advisingContinue reading “Winter Weather Advisory”

JMU Orchestra Concert

My son’s recent orchestra concert has been posted on the music department’s YouTube page. This is the James Madison University Chamber Orchestra, performing on December 5. The students performed Bologne’s Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Haydn’s Symphony No. 82 in C Major, and selections from Handel’s Water Music. It was a great concert. TheContinue reading “JMU Orchestra Concert”

College Concert

We traveled to Harrisonburg last weekend to attend a concert by the James Madison University Chamber Orchestra, with our son Jon Morgan playing second chair in the first violin section. It was another terrific concert! The students performed Bologne’s Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Haydn’s Symphony No. 82 in C Major, and selections fromContinue reading “College Concert”

A Musical Interlude: The Video

I posted Thursday night about the concert I attended at my son’s university. He’s second chair in the first violin section of the JMU Chamber Orchestra. I drove down yesterday afternoon to attend. The theme of the concert was “Mozart’s Circle.” Mozart is one of the three composers whose works are featured; the other twoContinue reading “A Musical Interlude: The Video”

A Musical Interlude

Two days ago, I learned from the father of my son’s college roommate that they had a concert planned for tonight! (They’re both violinists in the university’s Chamber Orchestra.) My son never mentioned it because he couldn’t imagine we would want to drive 2.5 hours just to attend an hour-long concert. Oh, he of littleContinue reading “A Musical Interlude”