Things that inspire me to write #8: Israel Kamakawiwoʻole’s Over the Rainbow

Every once in a while there is a song that fills my chest with sunshine. Israel Kamakawiwoʻole’s rendition of Over the Rainbow is one of them. There is something about the  tender beauty in Israel’s voice that, particularly so contrasted against the tragedy of his early death, always demands I stop and listen and whether I […]

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Things that inspire me to write #85: Rolling In The Deep

  I feel it in my chest. A burning, bursting sort of feeling that makes me want to belt out the ‘all’ at the end of the ‘we could have it all…” line in Adele’s Rolling In the Deep song right alongside the British diva.  Thankfully for my husband and son, I usually resist. However, […]

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