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  • It Can Get Ugly

    The timing was right–I happened to be in Berkeley working on a project when my brother, Vincent, had an upcoming performance. Vince has been studying jazz guitar for about 3 years and he performs with 2 different groups. I was excited to see him perform, of course. Here’s our text conversation before my trip: ViL: […]

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  • Broken open

    There’s a famous poem by Rumi: Dance, when you’re broken open. Dance, if you’ve torn the bandage off. Dance in the middle of the fighting. Dance in your blood. Dance, when you’re perfectly free. I take an average of 8 to 9 dance classes a week. This seems to surprise some people. The busier I […]

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  • The Promise of A Year

    A New Year is enticing with its promise of fulfilled hopes and dreams, its allure of brighter times ahead, its rush of enthusiasm for new ventures. The psychologic appeal of sending off the old year also provides a sense of closure and permission to move on from the past. Then, as the months march on […]

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