Home » NEWS

Searching & Sewing Our Way Home

 “We live in pieces for a while, and then, through our feminine powers of searching and sewing, we are recollected                                                             and find our way to wholeness.” …

Read more

OPP: Other People’s Pianos

Piano practice has always been the back bone of my life structure. It is foundational and usually comes before all other types of practice, and sometimes before breakfast. But of late, with my living situation in continual flux, my practice has shifted from luxurious focused solitude with the instrument to: Where can I find a piano, and for how long? In …

Read more

DEAR JONI

It is an understatement to say that I am a lifelong fan. Maybe devotee, reverent student. At twelve years old, I discovered “Blue” and “Song to a Seagull” in my mom’s box of old records, and ever since Joni Mitchell has been like a family member to me, the High Priestess presiding over my dawning musicianship …

Read more

Spring Things

Last year I decided I was finally going to learn how to grow a proper vegetable garden. I’m not new to either vegetables or to gardening—in fact, in my daily life I could be mistaken as somewhat of a “plant expert” where I work, as a visual merchandiser at a garden center. With a few …

Read more

When I Opened For MADELEINE PEYROUX at the Aladdin Theater

It was definitely one of the highlights of my year, or actually my performing life thus far, when I got to open for international singer Madeleine Peyroux at Portland’s Aladdin Theater. I found out about the show rather last minute (like, the day before). I was having an altogether uneventful afternoon. Incidentally, I actually happened to …

Read more