“Like music and art, love of nature is a common language that can transcend political or social boundaries.” _ Jimmy Carter

When the world seems to be coming apart at the seams, I find myself drawn more and more to the things that anchor me: nature, music and art.  I’m lucky, too.  I live in the Pacific Northwest where I’m surrounded by the beauty of nature.  I sing with the Smith Staelens Big Band and the Swingin’ 60’s Orchestra, and as “ByLovejoy” I make art – in the form of jewelry – nearly everyday.   And as an added bonus, I get to contribute to Public Television as the voice of KBTC and of Alaska Public Media. Life is good, after all.