Category Archives: music

Life lessons from improv

It’s hard enough to be funny, never mind being funny quickly. The show that is wrapping up this weekend involves some improv in the first act, an exercise which I can safely say I was never asked to do back … Continue reading

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7 things I tend to save

I opened my desk drawer the other day and found a gift that I have been saving and had completely forgotten about. I immediately identified my tendency to “conserve” and started thinking about the other things in my life that … Continue reading

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All about the harmony

A half-hour into yoga class, we were warmed up enough that we could lunge low, but not yet so fatigued that our legs would give way. I had my right foot a yard behind my bent left leg, with the … Continue reading

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7 things that made me happy this week

I’ve been trying to get a lot done this week, including practicing, paperwork, catching up on email, writing and running. Much to my surprise I found myself tired and a little stressed. So rather than a long, intellectual 7 Quick … Continue reading

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The Choir of St Clare

Our last day in Assisi I was resolved to see the one Fransiciscan sight that had yet escaped me: San Damiano. Though I’d seen the San Damiano cross earlier in my trip at Santa Chiara, I wanted to escape Assisi’s … Continue reading

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Three sounds of Assisi

We went out for a passeggiata after our first dinner in Assisi, slowly mounting the steps of the perfectly preserved town, out bodies aching from the luggage we’d hoisted across continents for the prior 24 hours. After descending some brick … Continue reading

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Seven things I’m looking forward to in Italy

Since I leave for Italy in four days, it’s hard to think about much else (even though there seem to be a hundred other things that need my attention). I considered writing “seven things I’m anxious about preparing for a … Continue reading

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5-year rewind: To reach the goal is nothing else but the will to go

In honor of┬ámy five-year anniversary┬áblogging at Felice Mi Fa, I am sharing five of my favorite, most meaningful posts. I have always really liked this post entitled “To reach the goal is nothing else but the will to go“, which … Continue reading

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“The Opera Diva Who Sings in Church” – My chat with Loyola Press

A few months ago I met with the delightful (and delightfully named) Rosemary Lane from Loyola Press, who was in Boston filming some of their authors. We met up at St Ignatius Church and I read a few of my … Continue reading

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Making bold choices

If you go to enough auditions, or do enough performing, you will start to hear the phrase “make bold choices” over and over. The idea is that in an audition, or on stage, no one wants to see you play … Continue reading

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