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Tari Piring – Traditional Indonesian Dance

During the Covid 19 pandemic and choosing to self isolate, I decided that this was the perfect time to tackle some projects, confident that once this was all over, it would be difficult to come back to work on them at a later date. In the past, my schedule limited me from working on long-term …

Tari Piring – Traditional Indonesian Dance
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All In A Day’s Work…. part 3

The final installment of my miraculous visit that became an unexpected journey. I would say that this is perfect timing. Why? Because in 3 days, I will back in the land of Java continuing another exploratory excavation of the hidden inside all of us. But before I get into all of that, I will finish …

All In A Day’s Work…. part 3
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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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All In A Day’s Work…..part 1

“When traveling is made too easy and comfortable, its spiritual meaning is lost. This may be called sentimentalism, but a certain sense of loneliness engendered by traveling leads one to reflect upon the meaning of life, for life is, after all, a traveling from one unknown to another unknown.“ D.T. Suzuki (1870-1966) This posting is …

All In A Day’s Work…..part 1
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“Art for Art sake”

Here to report on my mini-quest to understand the “World” community and how being an “artist” fits into the grand scheme of things. People separate the “artist” community from the “everybody else” community. The artist has all types of myths shadowing their lives. Are they in it for the money or for the pure love …

“Art for Art sake”
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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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