Category Archives: Photo

Jan DeGaetani and Houlka, MS

I’ve got a lot on my mind, Friends. I have friends who marched in Washington yesterday for the environment. One tells me today she is beleaguered by all she heard on the streets. It’s bad. To be in Washington now … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Act

Friends: I’ve been on the road. Many roads. Internal, metaphorical, physical. These are hard times. These are churning times. We all experience hardships, challenges, yes, but right now, it feels bigger, more intense, somehow the worst. Maybe because of the … Continue reading

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Margaret-Love

In twenty years, I want to be Margaret-Love Denman. Born and raised in the Delta, Oxford, Mississippi, where generations of her family have owned and still run businesses, Margaret-Love invited me to her childhood home where she’s been living again for … Continue reading

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Cabin in the Woods

Friends, I’ve been spending some time with my dear old Dad here in Mississippi about 40 miles out from Oxford, a charming university town and home of one of the nation’s oldest and most reputable bookstores,  Square Books and Faulkner’s Rowan … Continue reading

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We Walked the dogs at Wagon Hill

Friends: It’s been a lovely week or so of much travel, family, spirit, presents, and too many carbs. I flew from Washington DC to Boston on the 20th to spend Christmas with Brian and Sam in Dover, NH, the home … Continue reading

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Leaf Peeper

Hello, Friends, So, I took two field trips this week : Tuesday afternoon a group of us drove over “the notch” at Jeffersonville down into Stowe–and of course, we stopped [because you have to stop during leaf season when a … Continue reading

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