- This is a dance of triumph and survival.
- Being in or near water is very enjoyable for me. Here I attempted to portray the many varied moods of a river.
- This piece reflects my love and appreciation for classical music.
- JESTER IN GREEN
- Listen to the funny little frog hop about as he plays "the jester." The refrain literally jumped out of a dream.
- SKIPPING ON THE WIND
- Frustrated, I banged out this piece after losing out on a job opportunity. As I calmed, it sounded more like skipping than telling this person to "go fly a kite." As I let go of my anger, I realized how great it felt to be free of it ...to fly free on the wind.
- FAITHFUL SHADOW
- I felt helpless as I watched my husband retire his big black German shepherd, "Andy." Although Phil has a new dog, and Andy is happily retired in his new home, I explored the part in each of them, which still yearns for the bond they once shared.
- DANCING ON AIRE
- This song was conceived on one of those days where it just felt great to be alive. I found myself laughing and smiling for no particular reason and reveled in the moment.
- BITTERSWEET GOOD-BYE
- My in-laws had stayed with us for three days, and it was time for their departure. They wanted to hear one final song before leaving, and this piece didn't have a title... until that evening.
- WONDROUS JOURNEY
- This is a look at the past. Although some of the events are sad, it is affirming to see the lessons I have learned.
- SIMPLE THINGS
- I composed this soon after my husband Phil found his current job. I felt gratitude for the simple things which were luxuries on a fixed income... a new CD, a bottle of perfume or even a can of pop.
- I originally wrote a very maudlin sounding song for my Seeing eye Dog® Tanner, using his nickname, "Golden Boy." When composing this piece however, I tried to keep all of the emotion, yet adding beauty and dignity. These elements comprise who Tanner really is for me.