Tag Archives: Kids

Sage and the Snowblower

I apparently jinxed myself when I complained a few weeks ago about the lack of snow in my region; the Weather Gods seem to have heard me, and now we’ve gone from a deficit to a surplus of snow within a couple of weeks. Between the snow and a visit from the Polar Vortex, Sage […]

Sage the Snowboarder

Winter has finally arrived, and it’s making up for its tardiness with a vengeance. Between cancellations due to sub-zero temperatures and cancellations due to snow, Sage has only attended school a few days these past couple of weeks–and some of them shortened thanks to a two hour delay. At this rate, he’ll be attending school […]

A Memorable Day in Trombone History

Today was a memorable day in trombone history: Sage played in his first Solo and Ensemble festival. Since he’s only in fifth grade, he didn’t receive a score, but his band teacher enrolled him in the festival for the experience and feedback. Sage did some last-minute practicing before we left: And in the gym: Unfortunately, […]

A Model Child

Sage’s aunt and uncle, with well-placed faith in his abilities, purchased him a wooden model car for Christmas–even though it was clearly marked for ages 14 and up. “He may be ten, but he’s a mature ten,” my brother observed. While I would often dispute that statement, when it comes to model cars, my brother […]

The Band Concert

Sage recently had his first band concert ever. His pride was palpable, and his “posing for the grandparents after the concert” performance was masterful. As for the quality of the music, well… Some children were clearly more dedicated to their art than others, and the net result was that my sister–an accomplished musician herself–had my […]

The Dog Walkers

The temperature is falling and snowflakes are drifting: It’s the perfect time to reflect on a period when autumn was still holding winter at bay. One of my dear friends came to visit with her two little daughters so they could immerse themselves, however briefly, in rural living. The girls, who did NOT consider themselves […]

The Impromptu Concert

All the world’s a stage if one has a trombone and a pick up truck. That’s what Sage recently demonstrated when he gave an impromptu open air performance. Great art just can’t be contained within walls.