Monthly Archives: February 2017

Update

Feb 27, 2017 Friends, Have you had a chance to read recent posts on Jan, my travels, the writing of this book? Here’s an update: I’ve been staying with my dear friend of over 30 years, Risa Lavelle in her … Continue reading

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For Sister

My sister, the painter, lays stones on me. Sometimes I’m on the bed, sometimes, the floor of her studio on the second floor, a soft, thick blanket over me. She lifts it to place the stone, at my throat, on … Continue reading

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Shadow

Dear Friends, Sunday evening, I spoke with soprano Barbara Ann Martin about her career, her proximity to  Jan, art, music, the journey. Because of that conversation, I’ve been making a draft of a new lyric section for the book . Here are two … Continue reading

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Roundup

Hello, Friends, I’m outside Lewisburg, PA for my son’s third Patriot League swim championships. I’ll be headed back to Boston tomorrow. I’ll be speaking with Jorge Meister on Monday, so stay tuned for highlights of our conversation. You can catch … Continue reading

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Mentor

Hello, Friends, I’m working on the years Jan studied at Juilliard from 1951-1955. For those of us lucky enough to have studied with Jan, we know the names of her beloved early teachers, men she often spoke of and wrote about … Continue reading

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Mozart in the Jungle

So, I’ve been wanting to write about this gem of a comedy Mozart in the Jungle streaming on Amazon Prime.  I saw its previews a year or so ago, discovered it was “based on” Blair Tindall‘s memoir: Mozart in the Jungle: … Continue reading

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Cross Roads

So, Friends, here’s some new writing. And by new, I mean just written these past two days, unedited; in fact, too new to know what it is. But. I had a lively chat today with Dr. Marie Rolf at Eastman, … Continue reading

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When They Return

Just now, I drove up Route 1A along the southern coast of Maine to my sister’s house at Moody Beach. Because it’s the middle of winter, my view isn’t blocked by tourists traveling bumper to bumper as they glance at … Continue reading

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