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Time Of Great Opportunity

I purposely didn’t write a blog on Inauguration Day, nor yesterday, for I could tell that there was just too much to think about. Too...

One - Um

Leaders are an interesting phenomenon. Throughout history there have been different ways of choosing them. In certain cultures it was the...

Two - Due

Martin Luther King Day. I remember the fight that took place when this Federal Holiday was originally proposed. During that time I wasn’t...

Three - Três

Brené Brown, in her most recent episode of her podcast Unlocking Us with Brené Brown, entitled Brené on Words, Actions, Dehumanization...

FOUR - CUATRO

So, your surprised. I bet many of you are. Over the many months since I last wrote I was, perhaps, momentarily surprised and yet as soon...

Trenches and Turkeys

So, as you can see here in Vermont it's MUD SEASON! I've been hearing about mud season since I moved to Bennington in 2014. Each year, I...

Easter Week Realities

Yes, snow! Yesterday it began falling. Always a delight. I truly enjoyed myself as I walked in the woods, exploring - I found a spring -...

Welcome to April

Yes, indeed! Welcome to April. Lovely isn't it ? This was yesterday's view to the road from my landing. And this below is the entrance (...

New Normal?

I hope you are all doing well. Some of the pictures that will accompany today's blog are about my most recent activities. That is - if my...

Days for David

We are all facing a very strange time indeed, are we not? So many scurrying about, worried about infection, employment, kids, pets,...

Six Days For Thomas

These days are very interesting to me. There have been many surprises this week. Surprises that I truly didn't forsee. Some of them were...

Welcome To Spring!

Yep, I'm back. Hello my friends - I apologize for disappearing since my birthday on Jan 31 - I can't truly explain why - suffice it to...

This little boy...

Well, this little boy above had a birthday today and will be having more birthday celebrations tomorrow and who knows, perhaps even on...

Emotional Authenticity

Conducting any opera is always a very unique experience. And, it is never boring. Now, one would think that in such a small venue as...

Projects, progetti, projetos.

Yep, I've got a lot of work to do. And, it's joyous. My timetable is my own - as long as I can negotiate the cold - handle the disarray...

Conditions

Well, this is a scene that I'm sure disturbs many of you. I can hear the groans and the eventual spring complaints of "when is the...

Windows

Windows, yes. We pass by them, we look out of them, we look in them, we wash them, we leave them dirty. We have so many moments of our...

The Magic Kingdom

As many of you know, I have lived in the grandest of metropolises, New York City, São Paulo come to mind and are of course, the cities...

The Lonely Cabin

Decades ago this cabin was built by a man who loved this land and wanted a place to be safe and warm. It was, of course, a hunting cabin,...

The Way Things Can Still Be...

Changing one's geographical reality is often times a joyous event. The new vibrations allowing for a creatively fertile perspective can...

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