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

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 …

2020 Vision
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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 …

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

The Love of Life
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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 …

All In A Day’s Work….part 2
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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 …

Java Jazz Festival – Indonesia take 2
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May in Paris!

Now is the time to write about my trip to France. Even though I made this trip a year ago, I’m feeling very Bohemian and Parisian today. And I’m ready to tell my story. In preparation for the trip, I began learning French 6 months before I decided to go, actually, it was a year …

May in Paris!
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Taping the Marion McPartland’s Radio show

As I walked into the studio, I recalled the famous photograph taken in 1958 “Great Day in Harlem”.  The first time I saw that photo I was amazed at all of the legendary people that were there that day, but what really struck me was the image of Marion McPartland and Mary Lou Williams side …

Taping the Marion McPartland’s Radio show
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