Precious Nonsense

The other morning I chanced upon this poem, and it blew past my defences and burst me open. i thank You God for most this amazing day:for the leaping greenly spirits of trees and a blue true dream of sky;and for everything which is natural which is infinite which is yes   (i who have …

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Film-Poem Alchemy

This afternoon was the last day of the Christmas holidays, unexpectedly sunny, crisp and breezy. After the departure of some visitors, Robert and I were about to go out for a walk and some tea and cake, when he suddenly pointed to a patch of light on the wall behind me. The reflections from the …

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How I Became 100 Artists

Recently, I watched a TED talk by the engaging visual artist Shea Hembrey, from Arkansas.  Inspired by the idea of a Biennale ( an international exhibition by a group of artists resulting from two years’ work), he went to work to create his own Biennale –with one crucial difference. The resulting talk, How I Became …

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The injured musician- a taboo subject?

I just wrote a new post for Music Teachers Helper blog on musicians and injury from a personal standpoint. I’m getting better at being open about what has in the past been a very difficult and painful subject for me, and you can read the article here.

Busy blogging

Wow, it’s been a busy time lately, as I have had commissions to write for several other blogs, so what with teaching, coaching and a trip to Australia to meet our new nephew, I haven’t had time to post here. However, I’d love to point you to a couple of posts I wrote for the …

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Boosting Your Creative Energy

My new blog post over at Music Teachers Blog is about boosting your creative energy. It’s primarily aimed at musicians, but there are some ideas anyone with a creative bent can enjoy too. I’d love to hear your ideas…

An Event Like No Other

Next month, I’m going to a brand new musical in Libbey Bowl, our picturesque outdoor venue here in Ojai. Written by Deb Norton and Chris Nottoli, directors of Theater 150, they will also be starring in the production, accompanied by a chorus, a band, and, according to Deb, “one or more of the following: zip …

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