Over the Boat

Composer Alice Parker tells this story about the years when she was working…


79 Letters: A Crisis of Practice

In retrospect, I believe it started with the purse. In late February my mother…


Basketball Fingers

“So, do you know what today is?” I asked the unsuspecting student who was…


You Garden

It is the time of year when I am facing an entire garden in need of pruning.…


Movable Do

I should start with a disclaimer: I love the French. I love France, a country…


Sun Salutations

One day last summer, during one of those hour-long yoga flow classes, I…


Full Moon Rising*

January seemed like a long month, and a month that lacked any kind of rhythm or…


Before the Miracle

Using the excuse that we are still in the beginning of a new year (a great time…


The 11th Trip

Matt and I spent Christmas week in New York City freezing. Yes, we also went to…


The Magic of Timers

My sister swears that every time she started messing around during her piano…