Intention for 2020

Intention for 2020

  I imagine you are waist deep in the excellent “decade’s-end” Sunday New York Times - with special sections on what just happened, who died, and what we might be looking forward to. There is even excellent children’s section on the body.  As you know, we are all...

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Two Months in China

Two Months in China

I am writing from my little studio apartment on the 20th floor of a 23-story building here in north Shanghai.  This apartment is a welcome refuge from the lively and often chaotic streets below.  I am into my eighth and final week here in China.  Feeling so grateful...

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Moving through this national moment

Moving through this national moment

Here we are… ….At the precipice of a tipping point:  two days before an election that could lead to the end of this experiment in democracy, the end of a government with checks and balances.  A system that, however flawed, has so far, moved in the direction of...

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Thursdays Jazz Nights

Thursdays Jazz Nights

Twice a month, usually on the first and third Thursday of each month, I bring a jazz quartet up from Boston for an evening of original and improvised music at Spice Thai Kitchen.  Our audience and other diners gather at 7:00 pm for two sets of live music in this warm...

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Hope in the Dark

Hope in the Dark

Dear Friends, Many of us are closing out the year dressed in layers, staying warm and sheltered in our homes - as the temperatures stay below freezing for a record number of consecutive days. Makes me feel a little like a tree or a perennial plant in the garden...

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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...

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