Have you ever felt you have lived a charmed life? I don’t mean a perfect life where nothing bad ever happens – that would not be possible, and probably not even desirable. I’ve lived what a friend calls a “rich life.” Looking back over seven decades, I see how so many things have worked together for good that sometimes I wonder how it all came about. My first job after I left college was receptionist at the Hollywood Bowl. (I thought about saying world famous, but it seems that every little mom and pop café or doughnut shop titles itself “world famous,” so decided you either know it or you don’t.) It was a wonderful job. I’d been raised in a house full of classical music – my dad played his beautiful old Chickering grand piano every night – so to be working where the crème-de-la-crème of classical musicians performed was… Read More »