Tag Archives: Boston

Ukulele Workshops & Jam Sessions in Historic Lower Mills

To introduce the joy of ukulele to this area of Dorchester, Milton, and Quincy around Boston, Massachusetts, I’m giving workshops followed by thematic jam sessions. A workshop is a group learning experience, where I teach specific skills needed to play … Continue reading

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Where to for Christmas

This time last year, I was a guest at Christmas. I was driven to a warm house whose owner cooked for several days for a family gathering. Blind trust has changed my well-laid plans from being a host to a … Continue reading

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Becoming a minimalist: ridding stuff to regain space and time

For a long time, I have wanted to simplify my life, let go of things, live with less, and free up space and time for what I really enjoy and desire instead of feeling like a slave to my possessions. I even … Continue reading

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I want to ride my bicycle

I want to ride my bike. I want to ride my bicycle. I want to ride it well. I want to ride my bicycle. I want to ride it where I like.

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New music to calm your soul: Giovanni Allevi

The piano solo music of Giovanni Allevi is so addictive that I had to find the sheet music and play it. Once I got started, I couldn’t stop. It’s like an ear worm that digs into the core of you. 

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Moving out, moving over, and moving on

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

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The monument house: piano room

I didn’t get to say goodbye to my Steinway A, for I didn’t know when I would return to see it.

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Planning travel: Maui to Boston, Utrecht to London

Nearly six years after flying to Maui and getting a job there, I booked a one-way ticket to Boston and started planning my exit from paradise.

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Supermoon and superdad

As we approach the third supermoon this year, I am reminded of how I witnessed the two previous ones in July and August.

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