Remembering Doris Lessing

Posted on Monday, November 18, 2013 by mztupelo

Doris Lessing October 22nd, 1919 - November 17th, 2013 The influential and prolific writer, has died in her London home at age 94. Lessing left school at age 14 and devoted herself to reading. “I never stopped reading,” she told Bill Moyers in a 2003 interview. “I read and read and read. And it was what saved me. And educated me.” Lessing is best known . . . more »

Building a Jazz Collection

Posted on Saturday, November 9, 2013 by mztupelo

When I was about five I heard the song Inch Worm on The Captain Kangaroo Show, and I immediately stopped playing with my dolls and laid down on the floor to listen to the song. It was so sweet and slow, with such a haunting melody. That is my first clear memory of being mesmerized by a song. Then, while in my teens, hanging out . . . more »