hi friends, i hope this message finds you well. winter is here, isn’t it. …we’ve been eating crock-pot soup for dinner, and it’s night all afternoon. my partner asked me to guess the time the other day, and i said 9:30pm. (it was only 7:36.) i was about to write something about how the frenetic energy of the holidays is in full-tilt n whatnot, but … Continue reading 9 things i’m enjoying right now (in the winter spirit of slowing down & being receptive to the moment).
i’m teaching two more drum classes before the end of the year! Monday, Dec 4, 7:30pm – Indigo Yoga & Pilates Saturday, Dec 16, 1:30pm – Yoga Treat classes are open to all levels & ages. beginners are encouraged! drums are provided, and feel free to bring your own. this time of year can be so hectic, even as nature is all around us, … Continue reading upcoming drum classes
hi friends, today i thought i’d share some of the things i’ve been enjoying lately, from articles and books to music and so on. i’d love to hear what you’re enjoying lately too! here are six, in no particular order: 1. Curiosity Stream is an online network of “factual TV”, sorta like netflix, but it focuses on documentaries. i’ve been watching one called ‘Ancient Worlds’, which is … Continue reading 6 things i’m enjoying right now
making music is my love. creating, exploring and singing… being in sync and harmony with other people… reminding myself to breathe my heart into every note and every beat… it is satisfying and challenging, in the cathartic way. /\ drumming for dance class is my love. closing my eyes and tuning into the multitude of rhythms and footsteps around me, feeling where i … Continue reading four loves (and they are all the same)
Nina Simone. One of my all-time favorites. She is vital, true, formidable. Her voice… that piano playing… those words…. damn. She speaks to my soul and leaves me speechless. /\ Josephine Baker. The incomparable. Her story is fascinating. (this documentary is just under and hour, and worth every minute.) /\ BB King. This is classic BB, plus a glimpse into the times and feeling of the … Continue reading videos of artists i love. in honor of Black History Month
Haiti. oh, intoxicating and mysterious, beautiful and tragic Haiti. i love you. mwen renmen ou! … i love your rhythms, your dance, your song, your spirit, your resilience, your fire, your vodou… ~ i’ve written and re-written this post so many times. i gotta get it right. (without boring you with the details of my whole damn story.) i’ll just say this: i fell in love with … Continue reading Haiti on my mind
i love drumming. i get lost in it and sometimes it saves me. similar to dancing, in a way… transformative, expressive, cathartic and so much fucking fun. truth be told, drumming makes me feel powerful. last month i went to a women’s drum camp (and took precisely one photo, above). i’ve wanted to go ever since i first heard about it several years ago. i finally got … Continue reading a post about drumming