All things in their own time.

All things in their own time.

The leaves on the maple tree outside my practice room window are finally starting to turn red.  They have remained green for weeks longer than usual.  The unseasonably warm weather has softened summer’s seemingly sudden end. I hope this email finds you happily engaged...
Back from China

Back from China

This is a first.  I am writing this letter to you from my economy seat on the plane back home from China.  That is right – I didn’t say Japan.  I have been on the road playing duo concerts — piano and alto saxophone — in 13 different Chinese cities over 19...
Where do we go from here?

Where do we go from here?

Where do we go from here? Last weekend I went to the women’s rally on Boston Common and was inspired by the positive energy and warmth in that enormous crowd of citizens. Many of the speeches put the present in a historical context, talking about important past...
Begin again…

Begin again…

2017 Beginnings Here we are, at the start of 2017. Don’t we all want to be able to feel that there can always be a fresh beginning? That is one of the reasons for, and advantages of taking a break, so we can return with intention and motivation. In the current climate...