Guitar tunes

Part of the fun of NFS is developing a repertoire of songs that everyone in my family knows. When I was a kid, my sisters and I knew all songs from The Sound of Music because we saw that movie on television every year. With NFS, our kids are singing along weekly to Johnny Cash, or Paul…

Playing in a Band

For the past 7 years, I’ve been playing guitar and other instruments in the band for the Newton Family Singers. How did I join a band in my forties?! If the timing of this seems crazily off, it’s because the contents of this post (and more!) first appeared in my monthly email newsletter months ago. If…

Netflix Recommendations

If the timing of this seems crazily off, it’s because the contents of this post (and more!) first appeared in my monthly email newsletter in August. If you subscribe, you can get more writings like this delivered straight to your inbox and not miss a thing. Sign up here. A month or so ago, I watched…

Danielle Allen visits the Clemente Course

Acclaimed author and thinker visits the Boston Clemente Course If the timing of this seems crazily off, it’s because the contents of this post (and more!) first appeared in my monthly email newsletter in August. If you subscribe, you can get more writings like this delivered straight to your inbox and not miss a thing. Sign…

3 deaths… and music

How are you? We’re fine here, although it’s been a sad week, with the news of three deaths, one a generation older, one around my age, and one a generation younger. None of them were family, but all were intertwined in the community of my family. I’m going to be intentionally vague about their identities and my…

Pox, F51

The Boston Globe just published my essay about tennis in their Connections column. If the timing of this seems crazily off, it’s because the contents of this post (and more!) first appeared in my monthly email newsletter in August. If you subscribe, you can get more writings like this delivered straight to your inbox and not miss…