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Talent is…

“You are so talented!” Have you heard this before? Anyone with an outwardly apparent skill likely has, and certainly anyone in the arts. The fruits of the painter, the musician, the carpenter, the crafter, the decorator, the dancer, are always recognized as talent. A younger me would have nodded graciously in agreement at the compliment, “You’re […]

En Fin (finally!)

I’ve been wanting to hang up my instruments for years and finally made it happen!  Why did I wait so long?  Well, kids.  I have children and always imagined them smashing them in delight like a heavy-metal rockstar.  I did lay down some stern rules for them,”NO TOUCHING! Unless I am with you the whole […]

Can of Worms

It’s hard.  That sums it up.  I could wrap it up there, but even if you don’t move to a new home/city/state/country often, you instinctively know that it isn’t an easy process.  All our belonging are (sometimes) neatly organized into a living, breathing home life, and at first glance, placing all our goods into boxes […]

Own Your Effort

(This article was originally published in Ownit Magazine, Issue #3) The Texas heat was oppressive the afternoon I stepped into a surprising mess on the garage floor of our new home.  It was a glowing, golden pool of stickiness that caught me completely off guard.  My eyes followed the amber-colored puddle to thick, yellow lines […]

Keeping Time

My accompanist emailed me the other day asking at what metronome tempo we would perform the Beethoven violin sonata. Marked Allegro con brio puts it in the upper range of fast and lively, but also with brilliance! I set the metronome at 144 and flew through the sixteenth-note runs, and struggled to slow the eighths […]

Ownit Issue #5

The new issue of Ownit Magazine it out today and I couldn’t be happier!  Featuring Women Igniting Change founder, Robbin Jorgensen, CPAA, PCC, this issue is all about women and leadership.  Such a broad topic, but so important.  Women the world over are experiencing a swell and rising tide of belief in their individual and […]