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Collegial Community

I am reflecting tonight on how grateful I am to have scholarly, artistic, musical community in my life.  I wish I had the capacity to attend every concert, every recital, every performance by the amazing musicians that are a part … Continue reading

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Sanctus

I have a few vivid memories of the sixth grade, most of which are unbidden and unwanted glimpses of pre-adolescence rocking the world as I knew it.  One unquestionable high point was the honor of being selected for All County … Continue reading

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Piano Lessons

I was the same age my own daughter is now when I decided to quit playing the clarinet.  I can’t honestly remember what my breaking point was, but I remember moving from being proudly First Clarinet, to quitting band altogether. … Continue reading

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Guiding Grace

I generally consider myself to be a relatively intact person of faith: in God, in people, in the slow-yet-progressing movement of humanity’s arc toward Justice.  This past week, I felt a lot of practical, daily acts of faith being put … Continue reading

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Simple Gifts

The past few days have been both exhilarating and exhausting. I cannot fully recap in the brief words of a blog post what it means to bring a project like Turkeys of Thanks through to its conclusion, including the distribution … Continue reading

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Singing Solo

Anyone who has ever met my Dad has also had the pleasure of encountering his unique sense of humor and his unmistakable whistle.  When I say everyone…I mean everyone.  I’ve heard him tell jokes to physicians, surgeons, nurses, home care workers, … Continue reading

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Holy Ground 5: Benediction

Most of this day, I did not feel like I was on holy ground.  It wasn’t that it was a particularly bad day.  It was a day that started early, was filled with a lot of duties, contained a few … Continue reading

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Silent Night

I have welcomed Christmas Eve by singing with full voice and full heart for as long as I can remember. In recent years, I have been part of a choir and/or singing at church service, and even in the interim … Continue reading

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Advent 3: Joy

There was a song in my heart that morning, driving into the city in the back of my parent’s little blue Datsun, immediately after church. I had spent several Saturdays boarding a bus and practicing, and now it was time … Continue reading

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Peace, part 2 (the song)

I find it ironic that while my soul longs for and celebrates the stillness and contemplative spirit of advent, my body is in constant motion these days. My semester is coming to a close, which means that there are papers … Continue reading

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