Spirit Sky Sound

I spent the day in the warm embrace of New York City. 

Last week, the trio of celestial events (Snow Moon, eclipse & comet 45P) sent me 
scrambling for a patch of dark sky that I could reach…

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The Great Ms. Loroupe

"Her father called her ‘Useless’; that was his name for her..."

and yet..

"in the running world, Loroupe is celebrated as the winner of the New York City Marathon in 1994 and 1995, the first black African woman to win…

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Tender Shoulders

On Friday, a few of us gathered to talk around a theme from a song of mine.
Susan Galvini- sprucenyc.com- spoke about how that idea applies to her beautiful designs. Christian Boutan, badass renaissance man, shared how this idea…

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Sweet Aiken

Sound check at Hopelands Gardens Summer Concert Series yesterday. I met so many great people & was totally charmed by Aiken, SC.  
John M., one of the gentlemen-soundmen, gave me a fascinating primer on South Carolina geology & geography and…

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I wandered around the marsh last night-trying to remember. Pluff mud and salt-wind; themes: animism, wildness & utter restraint. 
The sense-memories of this place I've carried in my travels don't compare and yet, they're outdated. They serve to strengthen nostalgia-the…

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"All colors are one thing seen in different states of motion and that is science’s brilliantly poetic answer  
to Keats’ complaint that 
'Science unweaves a rainbow'” .
-Frank Wilczek-Nobel physicist

This guy dropped so many nourishing one-liners that I repeated…

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Holy Lust

"Sure, he deviated from that path when he wanted to, but for him there was no need to separate the things we do on Saturday night from the things we do on Sunday morning."

the NYT Picks for reader…

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Bob Potts

Years ago, I came across the work of Arthur Ganson. His playful, brilliant sculptures struck me like a storm of glorious little lightning bolts.
Today I found Mr. Potts's work and it suits the season for me. Ethereal & romantic..fluid…Read more

Chastened by MLK

Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity. 
-Martin Luther King Jr.


Old Dutch Church

Following a noon concert, I stole a couple of hours in the sanctuary of the Old Dutch Church in Kingston, NY. Soggy sun bled through these ambers, clear and warm. White ceiling, red carpet--ripe for ceremony without the heft. There…Read more

Dr. Sacks, you dreamboat... 

Thank you, Mr. Sacks, for wandering in every way you did-through the world and the minds of your patients..and for sharing it with us.