Monthly Archives: September 2015


Three pots are boiling on my stovetop. There are towels spread on my counter and piles of small cucumbers in a basket at my feet. Steam condenses on the window and trickles down. Ditto the perspiration on my brow. It’s … Continue reading

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Falling Silent

As a voice coach and singer, I pay unusual attention to voices. I cherish the cadences, rhythms, and sounds that I hear in the voices of my family members and friends. Each one is completely unique. Each one lingers in … Continue reading

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Like A Drop of Ink in a Bucket of Milk

I am attending a gala that supports a woman-focused foundation. A number of grant recipients from around the world are sharing their inspiring stories. In between, a singer/songwriter is offering an original song that perfectly reflects what that woman has … Continue reading

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