Returning to Facebook

I took a deliberate four month break from Facebook at the beginning of the summer just as an experiment to see if I might learn anything about my relationship to this form of media/expression.  I had planned to come back to it, so this past weekend I looked at...

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Self And No Self In Playing Music With Others

Debi Adams, a terrific Alexander Technique teacher I have been working with, says that one of the benefits of being aware and connecting with our environment is that we can sense its support.I have been looking into how to relax into the support we have when we are...

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Let them eat broccoli

The Supreme Court was less than inspiring this week. I found myself being pulled into a state of dismay. I strongly objected to the unfairness of hearing specious arguments intended to dismantle a health care law that attempted to help the greatest number of people....

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Tokyo to New York City

Tokyo to New York City

October 27, 2010Dear Friends,I am writing from the plane on the 11-hour flight back to New York City from Tokyo.The second half of our tour was booked by Adachi-san. He fell in love with jazz when he was 18. Much to his parent’s dismay, he asked a famous Japanese...

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Returning to Tokyo

Returning to Tokyo

October 19, 2010Tomodachi - (friends)Today I am returning to Tokyo after completing the first half of the 17-day tour that my friend Kazumi Ikenaga plans for us every year. Somehow the flight into Tokyo, 24 hours door to door, does not seem like such a big deal. Maybe...

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