With Father’s Day approaching here is a repost of a short essay by award-winning author and classical musician Edward Kelsey Moore about his own father, hosted on the Minnesota Public Radio websites. In the narrative E.K.M. shares a reflection on his father’s unflappable demeanor during a gory-but-brief family crisis: “I remember thinking, ‘Wow, my father is cool!’” The essay was posted on the MPR sites last June, shortly before Edward’s second novel, The Supremes Sing the Happy Heartache Blues, was published. You can read the essay yourself or listen while Edward Kelsey Moore reads it — and since the essay is short you’ll be done in about five minutes!
Discover A Cellist's Appreciation For His Father's Effortless Cool, hosted (free!) at Classical MPR — by clicking here. It is also available (free!) at MPR's sister-site, the music streaming portal, YourClassical.org. Find it there — by clicking here. (A new page will open.)
Listen to the (free!) audio of Edward Kelsey Moore reading the essay to you on either site by clicking on the box beneath his family photo. The audio box shows the recording length, which is 4min 31sec.
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With Mardi Gras in full parade today our thoughts turn to the delicious foods of New Orleans: jambalaya, gumbo, beignet doughnuts and King Cake! And then we have Valentines Day: chocolate, candy hearts and thoughts of love… To celebrate these occasions here’s a sweet essay by Edward Kelsey Moore from a few years ago entitled: Deceptions, Distortions, Desserts, that may be new to you. As a classical musician and a bestselling author Edward Kelsey Moore is often asked which is his first love, music or writing? My favorite thing is, and has always been, food, he writes in this humorous piece.
You can read this essay (free!) at ClassicalMPR -- by clicking here. It is also available on the (hassle-free and cost-free) music streaming portal, YourClassical. And you can enjoy some other (free) essays by E.K.M. -- just click here. Let the celebrations begin!
A few years ago Edward Kelsey Moore wrote a short story called Kwanzaa-palooza which was published in the literary journal Indiana Review (Summer 2011, issue 33.1). Later he recorded this story as an audio file and now, to celebrate the holidays, Edward Kelsey Moore will read Kwanzaa-palooza to you! Click on the >arrow below to listen to the streaming audio file -- Free -- and no strings attached. Kwanzaa-palooza is the meaningful and hilarious tale of a woman who learns a little something about the Kwanzaa holiday and a whole lot about her own family! Pork products play an important role in the narrative. The story lasts about 25 minutes — though it might take longer if you are laughing real hard and have to go back!
Happy Holidays to you and yours from Edward Kelsey Moore.
(Attention parents -- there are a few cuss-words.)
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Read some short essays by Edward Kelsey Moore (for free!). Click here to find descriptions and links for a few of them (a new window will open).
A few years back E.K.M. wrote a funny essay about a musical adventure that provided him with a phrase which he still uses, a decade later, when he finally gets past a bumpy stretch in his life. The Perfect Sentence to Describe a Feeling is a short essay commissioned by Minnesota Public Radio back in 2014, but you can read it now, for free (no strings attached), on MPR’s YourClassical.org site. There are other short essays by E.K.M. on the site if you search for them (everything there is free). To enjoy The Perfect Sentence to Describe a Feeling -- click here (A new page will open.) If you like it you can use the social media links at the bottom of the essay page to share it (you can also Highlight and Copy the URL below and Paste it into an email to send to your friends)!
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