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Song Medicine

The other day I received a remarkable note from my friend, Janet Bergman. Janet has been a long-time member of The Morning Star Singers, a volunteer comfort choir that has been bringing song to people facing health challenges. She generously … Continue reading

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Black Friday

I am writing this blog on Thanksgiving Day. Tomorrow is Black Friday, a day when many Americans succumb to consumer frenzy and stampeding greed. I never think about shopping on Black Friday. I think about black ice and a semi-truck … Continue reading

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Death Songs

My friend Jeannie and I are at a Sweet Honey in the Rock concert in St. Paul, Minnesota. One of the group’s founding members, Ysaye Barnwell, steps to center stage and sings what she calls her “death song.” It expresses … Continue reading

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The Spirit of Yes

I was taking an afternoon snooze one lovely afternoon in the summer of 2009.  In that delicate place between wakefulness and sleep, a song started unspooling into my mind. This rarely happens to me as a songwriter.  The inspiration for … Continue reading

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