Celebrating a Year

week 507 ~ the red light turns to green

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the red light turns to green
and life returns to flow
again future unseen
the red light turns to green
luck needs to intervene
when hope is running low
the red light turns to green
and life returns to flow

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July 13, 2018 at 4:40 pm

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June 27, 2018

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My group performs tonight, after teaching and coaching student rehearsals all day. The week so far is a musical success, although a jumble of somewhat stressful melodies and emotions. I drove home last night to sleep in my own bed– only 40 minutes away– to ensure I would be able to let go and actual rejuvenate by morning. The concert goes well and afterwards there is a cheery ukelele jam, at which this tiny unplayable instrument garners its share of laughs.

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July 13, 2018 at 4:35 pm

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June 26, 2018

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And here they are, my choro ensemble– waiting patiently for me to put down the camera and coach them. I’m excited to have figured out how to include choro in the largely classical format of my summer school, and to have moved it beyond arranging a piece for a group of classical players to teaching the group to approach the music as it would be played in a Rio roda.

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July 11, 2018 at 9:34 pm

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June 25, 2018

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And so we begin. Students arrive, introductions are made, the all-school orchestra has a first rehearsal, the faculty-&-friends concert goes brilliantly, and the moon rises as we head off to the opening reception, glad of the time we will be together with making music as our primary concern.

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July 11, 2018 at 4:36 pm

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June 24, 2018

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And the week is upon us! Fellow faculty arrive for one last rehearsal, some staying the night as they have come from a distance. And so we play, laugh, grill, eat, drink, and are simply glad to be all together once again.

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July 11, 2018 at 4:31 pm

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June 23, 2018

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The wise guys from my childhood lamp share a secret, hopefully one that bodes well for me.

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July 11, 2018 at 4:29 pm

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June 22, 2018

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Sometimes waiting is obscured by rushing. And sometimes it is filled with joy or dread. But now it seems to be a calm anticipation as I tie up lose ends and seem to have enough time for everything. Feeling lucky.

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July 11, 2018 at 4:27 pm

Posted in June