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Are you famous?

The teacher introduced me to his fourth- and fifth-graders, the Jenks Arts & Music (JAM) Class at the Jenks School in Chestnut Hill. I’m composing something for them to sing with the… 989 more words

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Three Things I Learned from Maynard Ferguson

The bear, dozing in the afternoon heat, shifts, and a vast paw thuds the loam. A startled mockingbird takes off, lands on a safe limb, and screeches a complaint. 867 more words

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Letter: Suffering for art: An actress speaks

Below is a letter I wrote that was originally published on Broad Street Review: click here 


Dear Jackie Atkins:

I recently stumbled across “The La Bohème syndrome,” in which you attack what you call the romantic but masochistic notion that great art requires suffering. 646 more words

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