Monthly Archives: August 2015

“Out of the Mouth of Babes….”

And Jesus saith unto them, Yea; have ye never read, Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings thou hast perfected praise? (Matthew 21:16b KJV) I have written before in this space about our long period of childlessness and our … Continue reading

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Sometimes Being Forced to Overcome an Obstacle is a Good Thing

I have found myself with little time for writing this week, but since I like to maintain the discipline of posting something every weekend I’ll share just a brief reflection this evening. This is essentially a follow-up to last week’s … Continue reading

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Reflections on the Alessi Seminar

For eight days earlier this month I participated in the biannual Alessi Seminar, a workshop for trombonists headed by Joseph Alessi, principal trombonist of the New York Philharmonic. It was an intense schedule of rehearsals, performances, and master classes; when … Continue reading

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