Riva Capellari

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Located in Brookside in the heart of Kansas City

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Space and Time

I recently crossed off an item from my travel bucket list – The Grand Canyon. A must see, I was told by friends and I echo their sentiments.

I spent much of my viewing time in awe of this vast, natural made wonder of the world, finding it difficult to imagine

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Collective Time

What does the word waiting conjure up in your mind? Waste of time? Frustration? Irritation? Not most peoples’ favorite past-time in our fast-paced culture. However, Jason Farman, in his book Delayed Response: The Art of Waiting from the Ancient to the Instant World, entreats us to consider another perspective on waiting.

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Stressed from haggling with yourself over this year’s resolutions? Just remember, “don’t worry, be happy”!

According to Oliver Burkeman, the “perils of plans” may wreak havoc on our lives, causing self-disappoint-ment when we fail to achieve our goals. Goals he says, are often made not because we have thoroughly

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Musical Balm

As we head into the holiday season, leaving Thanksgiving behind and surviving our first snow of the winter, my original idea for this newsletter got upended by a visit from my niece, her husband and their 8 month old little boy, Rem.

This was great aunt Riva’s first introduction to

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Waiting for the Bus

News of Note

Waiting for the Bus

I am finally at the point in my life when I can actually take the time to just sit and watch and listen to the rain. It feels like a luxury, but it made me think how often these types of

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Musical Pleasure

I think it would be fair to say that most people enjoy music whether as a participant or a listener or at times, both. But why we get pleasure from music seems to have baffled theorists for centuries.

Aristotle, in his Poetics, stated that words together with melodies somehow captured the

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