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- My last grandma (1917 – 2017) July 17, 2017
- Only You by Yazoo for ukulele and four-part harmony June 26, 2017
- Opus: Live is Life for ukulele June 19, 2017
- A novel to escape from reality June 11, 2017
- Happy Birthday chord melody arrangement for ukulele June 10, 2017
- Becoming a minimalist: ridding stuff to regain space and time June 8, 2017
- I want to ride my bicycle May 20, 2017
- Performing piano premieres: Nicola Meecham May 14, 2017
- Day dream job believer May 12, 2017
- Public releasable: documents for public release, freely downloadable May 1, 2017
- From concert to entertainment: Earth Day celebrations April 25, 2017
- Marmie (Birmingham, May 1998 – London, April 11, 2017) April 13, 2017
- Sustainability reporting: acronyms and concepts February 28, 2017
- Electric vehicles in paradise: the newspaper column that was February 26, 2017
- My Thai after five days with Chef June – Thai Food Made Easy January 25, 2017
- New music to calm your soul: Giovanni Allevi December 18, 2016
- I Left My Heart in San Francisco for solo piano December 18, 2016
- Anak for piano solo December 17, 2016
- Minimalist, frugal living, and the path to zero waste management November 22, 2016
- All things Dutch and wonderful September 27, 2016
Category Archives: personal development
“My cat died last night,” I texted my friend who owns four dogs and two cats in Denver. “I didn’t know you had a cat,” she responded. “I don’t. I gave him away years ago.” I can’t remember when exactly I … Continue reading
When I first connected with my high school classmate June Verburg on Facebook, I couldn’t believe how good she looked. She must have photoshopped herself, I concluded. So I planned a trip to see her and find out for myself.
One of my oldest friends requested me to play “I Left My Heart in San Francisco.” Not that he and I have ever travelled together to this city of the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, and the cable trolley. I did, however, … Continue reading
During the pressure-cooker months of May and June, I often wanted to wave a magic wand and make everything disappear. My tendency to collect, accept what others give me, organize, make good, and keep meant that I didn’t like throwing … Continue reading
I specialize in teaching adults how to play piano. More and more adults are learning to play the piano as a way to relax, exercise their mind and body coordination, and play songs they like. Adults learn quickly, but they are … Continue reading
Long ago I posted a blog on Bon Journal called “Teaching from the Gut.” By the title, I meant teaching a subject you know so intimately that it feels as though it’s coming out of your gut. You’re so confident … Continue reading
In the final part of this four-part blog post about my high school reunion, I reflect upon why my high school classmates should and would want to attend the next reunion. I write this because I struggled against my own … Continue reading
It’s nearly two weeks after the reunion. Yet as I type this blog post, my friends are still uploading photos and videos, tagging each other, and commenting on Facebook. Rebecca’s “Is anyone else having Dragon withdrawal?” ignited a chain reaction.
Funny, every time I type “Kubasaki” WordPress autocorrects it to “Kabuki.” What does Kubasaki mean? I told a stranger that the word came from my last name. He believed me.