Julie has been a music teacher at a public school in Arizona since 1987. She enjoys writing, reading, walking, swimming, and spending time with family.
Earth Day Songs Everyone Should Hear
Earth Day should not be one day per year. It should not just be focused on in schools. We all live on this planet, and we all need to do our parts to take good care of it. With this in mind, here are some of the best songs to listen to related to Earth Day. These are songs worth hearing any time, not just April 22.
Best of Intentions
I pity anyone who has experienced the pain of a missing child. Serious crime is rare in my rather small town, but six years ago, when my son, Jeremy was just seven, he simply disappeared from his bedroom. There were no signs of forced entry or struggle. There was no ransom letter or note from my son. I know he wouldn't have run away. He was a happy, well-adjusted boy who loved both me and his mom.
Where the Purple Grass Grows
There’s a planet on which no flowers bloom. How do I know this? Because I’ve seen it in my dreams. Every night for the past three weeks, I have seen it. There are strange trees with blue leaves, and the grass is purple, but those are the only visible vibrant colors. The bare ground and the mountains are gray. Even the water and clouds are gray.
Finding a Tune
A flood of memories came rushing to me as I walked through my grandparents’ old house. I remembered the aroma of grandma’s homemade cookies wafting from the kitchen. I remember sitting on the porch with fresh-squeezed lemonade after swimming in the river. I remembered grandpa educating me about automobile engines. He had a wealth of knowledge, and he was willing to share. He would yell from under the car, “Tim, hand me the ¾ inch socket wrench.” I learned about tools quickly and enjoyed being his helper.