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Happy New Year to Me

January 1, 2023

Georg Friedrich Händel wrote Messiah in 24 days which I find amazing. I guess I better get going if I want to write a bunch more songs before I die.

Then again, Georg probably accomplished this amazing feat because he didn’t spend the Christmas season eating too many sweets or New Year’s Day in his pajamas playing Ticket to Ride and Five Crowns.

About Marie de Haan

Marie is a gifted pianist, playing since the age of nine. As a teenager, she composed mainly instrumental piano music. She released her powerful debut single, “I Am Broken,” on October 22, 2020, a song whose creation drew heavily upon the trauma she endured as a victim of childhood sexual abuse. Marie held a benefit concert on September 10, 2021, in Skagit County. A portion of the proceeds went to CrossRoads Youth Ranch; this local organization—through equine therapy—empowers “at-risk and sexually exploited youth to heal, grow, and thrive.” She has continued to write music: Christian, folk, and country. Marie loves hiking, gardening, and photography. The Pacific Northwest—where she lives with her husband—is the backdrop for her favorite activities.