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I play the clarinet. I played the clarinet. Well, either way when I hear that instrument it is like hearing my own voice. In this essay, I'm seated on a cushion in New Orleans listening to a clarinetist at close range. http://bangalorereview.com/2019/09/preservation-hall-at-the-feet-of-my-voice/
"In the Form of a Charm Bracelet"
My writing colleague, Jessica Klimesh, recently started her own proofreading and editing business, and her business website includes a blog. She's been doing some great stuff there, so naturally I was honored to be invited to guest-post! Here's my contribution about using a visual model to help describe travel writing: https://jekproofreadingandediting.com/in-the-form-of-a-charm-bracelet/?preview=true&fbclid=IwAR1GAaF9gj4fGA7kL_qr83jcitSpIxfGTrHcmxMpmlVvzG-E0XPJpSVqy64
I had a chance to adopt a shiny black baby grand piano. Would it fit in my living room? I figured the piano was as long as I was tall, stretched out on my living room floor to make sure, and then called the piano movers. Read the story in The Piano I Haven't Met Yet in Dragon Poet Review (p. 38). https://dragonpoetreview.files.wordpress.com/2018/09/summer-fall-2018-issue-dragon-poet-review1.pdf
By request, I put together a three-week course on the Harlem Renaissance for my biggest fans at a nearby retirement village. This was my first interdisciplinary course as I combined music, literature, art, and dance. It became my most popular course and eventually I delivered a 90-minute lecture on the topic and was interviewed by some eighth graders working on a project. My essay about the experience has recently been published in the Bangalore Review. bangalorereview.com/2017/09/teaching-harlem-renaissance/