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Writings about the general state of affairs, of my life as musician, peace activist and “Mystic” lover.

Fear of Trying

Those of you who are familiar with my podcast, Tales From the Jazz Side, will know that I have a fascination with fear, or more specifically, all the things big and small that scare us. And on that show, I talk with artists about those fears in relation to all aspects of their lives as […]

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2020 + 2021 = Now

According to the public health John Hopkins Education May 24, 2022 article – Where We Are in the Pandemic by Lindsay Smith Rogers, Covid-19 is not over and will not be over at least for the foreseeable future. Yeah, that’s right, it is still here. And thus far we are not exactly sure what it

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2020 Vision

At the beginning of year 2020, I had great hopes for the future, our businesses, our lives. My life. It would be the year where I would buckle down and begin to have gratitude for myself, step up and envision new possibilities. Write music, play the bass in live performances (something that gives me shivers

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COVID-19- To Isolate or Not Isolate, is that a question?

I was thinking about those who have relatives and friends that are not taking this coronavirus COVID 19 pandemic seriously. They think it’s just media hype or they say stuff like, ‘I never get sick’. Let’s look first at ‘I never get sick’. There is always the first time and my question to that person

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The Love of Life

“Life contains the capacity, like flames that reach toward heaven, to transform suffering and pain into the energy needed of value-creation, into light that illuminates darkness. Like the wind traversing vast spaces unhindered, life has the power to uproot and obstacles and difficulties. Like clear flowing water, it can wash away all stains and impurities.

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All In A Day’s Work….part 2

Part two of a three part series about renewal of faith and the telling of an adventure that returned a lost heart. Mine. Let’s see where was I, ah yes….. The first day of school. IMDI- The Institut of Musik Daya Indonesia. I walked the lengthy road heading toward the school and what I cam

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Java Jazz Festival – Indonesia take 2

Little did I know that the following month I would be back in Indonesia playing music with my dear friend and conducting workshops at the school. I arrived on Monday, March 2nd and it was much hotter than I remembered. I was met at the airport by a representative from the Java Jazz Festival and

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