Tagged With: children

The Courage muscle

January 17, 2014

It’s easy to deflate yourself when you’re making art. It’s not just art-making – it’s making anything, really if you are serious about doing it as your vocation.  Honestly, you ask yourself, who really cares whether this works or not?  The world will not stop spinning, the grass and the children will grow regardless of […]

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Children killing children

December 16, 2012

Here are two voices that ring true for me in response to the shootings in Connecticut – please read what they have written with your best self, and think about it.  Then decide what your part of the solution will be. From Morgan Freeman (or I’d like to think so – maybe this is some […]

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We can do this Here.

August 29, 2012

I highly recommend watching this TED interview with Sistema Founder Jose Abreu,   and then watch this video of Sistema Youth Orchestra performing in Caracas under sistema graduate Gustavo Dudamel (now conductor of the LA Philharmonic, and two other leading orchestras on two other continents) I happy-cry every time I see this. The following text […]

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