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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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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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Yes, Africa!

Happy 2005!!!! Yeah, I know it’s been 5 months already.It’s going to take me at least 3 blogs to catch up with all that’s been happening. This past year has been one exciting and unbelievable journey for me. Let’s see, where shall I start. For starters one of my entries I wrote about not going …

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Tblisi….WBGO…..

I’ve been out and about creating new experiences for myself. Last week I was touring with Michael Franks and we had the honor to go to Tblisi, Georgia, a republic of the Soviet Union.  Wow, I’m still trying to find words to describe that experience.  I would have to say that it is in the …

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