Posted in March 2012

Oscar’s Curriculum 3

Click HERE for a VIDEO of and article on Highland Farm which features Christine Cole, Owner and Innkeeper, and the Central Bucks West High School cast of OKLAHOMA! This weekend, March 30, 31, and April 1 2012, OKLAHOMA! will be presented at Central Bucks West High School in Doylestown, PA.  According to Wikipedia, “The original Broadway production … Continue reading

Oscar’s Curriculum 2

In Carefully Taught from the musical South Pacific, Oscar Hammerstein II wrote: “You’ve got to be taught before it’s too late, before you are six or seven or eight, to hate all the people your relatives hate – You’ve got to be carefully taught!  You’ve got to be carefully taught!” Nine year old Lexi was featured … Continue reading

Oscar’s Curriculum

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary defines curriculum as follows:  1. the courses offered by an educational institution 2. a set of courses constituting an area of specialization.  Its Latin root is currere which means running. As a child, my favorite curriculum was the Rodgers and Hammerstein Songbook which includes Oklahoma!, Carousel, South Pacific, State Fair, The King and … Continue reading

Led by a Perry Connection

As mentioned in the previous blog (Our Oscar Connection), Margie B. Perry of the Doylestown area will be painting  an oil landscape of Oscar’s Highland Farm circa 1950 – complete with a rainbow.  It will be featured on the book cover of our Led by a Rainbow: A Community Memoir Celebrating the Lyrics of Oscar … Continue reading

Our Oscar Connection

The Letchworth Cable Access television studio is only two blocks from my house on Covington Street in Perry, NY.  I’ve had the good fortune to host a monthly TV interview show there since 2006.  This TV opportunity is quite amazing considering our village is only about 3,500 in population.  The show, Our Perry Connection, focuses on our … Continue reading

Oscar Is In The Air

Greetings from the Carousel Room at Highland Farm in Doylestown, PA.  I’ve been headquartered here for five days on the third floor by night and meeting with a host of delightful Doylestown residents by day.   Happily, our Led by a Rainbow book project has begun!  What a privilege to stay at Oscar’s home (from … Continue reading

Front Door

“Front door.”  That was it.  While brushing my teeth one morning, I heard this message in what I refer to as a “download.”  I realized that this was a guiding message meant to correct a “back door” mentality which has plagued me in the past.   It’s that nagging sense of not being good enough … Continue reading

Like finding a needle in a cornfield

In early June 2010, my husband and I were visiting Newtown in southeastern PA.  We needed to get some cash on that warm sunny Saturday morning. As we approached the local Acme, we were hailed by two Rotarians collecting donations for some good cause who greeted us warmly.  As Rotarians ourselves, we stopped to chat. … Continue reading

Led by a Rainbow

In The Sound of Music, Oscar Hammerstein II wrote, “Follow every rainbow till you find your dream.”   He practiced what he preached.  In the Oscar Hammerstein biography, Getting to Know Him, published by da Capo Press (1995), author Hugh Fordin wrote the following on page 176: “The Hammersteins had often visited friends in the … Continue reading