Philip Wesley Music & If I Disappear Novel

This morning I’m listening to Philip Wesley’s “Transcend.” For awhile is fingers travel rapidly up and down the piano keys.

Then he begins a melody off to the side with just a few chords that evokes a certain mood.

Philip Wesley is a composer and keyboardist who specializes in tender solo piano pieces.

Wesley began pursuing music as a profession at the age of 20, and self-released his first LP, Finding Solace, in 2002.

Transcend is his seventh solo piano album. Here is his blog.

What I’m Reading:

Last night I started reading “If I Disappear” by Eliza Jane Brazier.

I pre-ordered it and it got here yesterday. I don’t tend to pre-order books, but this one somehow called out to me.

The author is currently developing “If I Disappear” for television.


Sera loves true crime podcasts. They make her feel empowered in a world where women just like her disappear daily.

When Rachel, her favorite podcast host, goes missing, Sera knows it’s time to act.

Sera follows the clues hidden in the episodes to an isolated ranch outside Rachel’s small hometown to begin her search.

But the more Sera digs into this unfamiliar world, the more off things start to feel. Because Rachel is not the first woman to vanish from the ranch, and she won’t be the last.

What I’m Working On:

Yesterday I began working on separate pages for this blog that will cite sources for entertainment. In the form of TV, books, and music.

It will be my recommendations based on what I’ve watched, read and listened to. And think you might like as well.

In this time of COVID-19, when we’re home far more than we used to be, various forms of entertainment have become far more important. At least to me anyway.



    1. I just “discovered” you and your music tonite … outstanding. I want to get Comfort and Joy for the holidays, but right now I’m loving Transcend… I’m new at all this, so I’m building my likes carefully… you’re just the second artist I’m transfixed on … funny story about how I found this genre at all … I had to give my dog a shower because the bathtub was replaced with a walk-in tub. So to calm her down, I tuned into Relaxation music on Pandora. Voila!
      After being in the rock world for so long, this is like another PLANET. If I could live life over, I’d aspire to become a pianist… I feel the emo and passion in it, but my fingers don’t cooperate 😪.
      Thanks for providing what I need during some tough spiritual times. God bless you…

  1. I think a special “entertainment” section would be fabulous. We’re about to finish Vera on BritBox and I’m sorry to see her go. I’ll need to find something to replace her wonderful character.

    1. Hi, Emie!
      Give Shetland a try or, if you want something more intense, MI-5 or Line of Duty.
      We have watched all of the above including Vera (including episodes on Acorn).
      We just started Foyle’s War – it is gentle; almost like Miss Marple gentle.
      Happy viewing!!

  2. Thanks, Karen. The depth of my settee is 17 inches.
    And, Brenda, I appreciate the information. Thank you for allowing me to mention spring decorating so early. I think I have cabin fever!!!!

  3. I always love to hear about your musical and book recommendations.
    This is a little off subject but a trip through Big Lots over the weekend prompted me to think about outdoor decor for spring. I couldn’t resist purchasing a lemon yellow garden stool and a bright red and yellow floral pillow. It made me smile to look at the sunny color combination. Could we discuss spring decorating one day? I’m so ready for it.
    I might add that I have a wicker settee like you have on your patio. I’m searching for a solid cushion to coordinate with my new garden stool and pillow. Not sure whether I need solid red or yellow. In either case, I’m having a problem finding a cushion that is 37 inches wide since most cushions are 45 wide. Does anyone know where I can find one in the size I need?
    Brenda, hope you don’t mind that I brought up spring decorating in the middle of winter

    1. Of course I don’t mind. I went through former posts and saw that I had written about spring in a similar way more than a few times. So I’m trying to think of an alternate slant. Don’t know if it helps, but I got my cushion where I got the settee, At Home.

  4. I feel more hope now that I have the first of the Corona vaccinations. I know I will still have to protect myself but it’s a start. Thankfully, I didn’t have any side effects from the Moderna shot on Monday. And I am so grateful that I was able to get one.

    I’ve enjoyed so many books, music, gardening, FaceTime and cat twitter since I’ve retired even though it’s been through this troubling time. It has help make the transition from being so irritable at work to feeling alive again. Your blog has been a big help too. And of course my cat Sophie! She’s loving my retirement and the fact that she has a lap for naps at her paw tips. My great niece and nephew FaceTime when they have something to show me such as playing at the park or a new piece of artwork – silly stuff but we enjoy it.

    Thank you for doing what you do!

  5. I was thinking this morning about how I can change up the ways I entertain myself. It’s really interesting to think about, isn’t it?
    I thoroughly enjoy every minute I spend with my needle and thread doing handwork and such. I used to enjoy reading but for reasons that are difficult to explain that interest has fallen by the wayside. However, I’m thinking I need to spend a few minutes, maybe daily, reading a page or two. That might help jumpstart my interest.
    I’m just babbling!
    Enjoy your day, Brenda and I’m looking forward to seeing your new pages.

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