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December 21, 2017

So, as an experiment, I looked up the translations of the lyrics of the "Ode to Joy," the poem by Friedrich Schiller that Beethoven immortalized in the chorale of the Ninth Symphony.  Not only did I find translations into French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese and Englis...

December 20, 2017

The other day was my birthday, and as is our family tradition, it ended with dancing.  This is something I've loved since I was a kid.  Parents, kids, brothers, sisters, or random strangers that happen to walk in the door...dancing.  

Family dance is one...

December 19, 2017

Science tell us that all the things we see and touch and feel are made out of energy.  All the "stuff" of the universe is actually some form of energy. 

Energy cannot be created nor destroyed.  It can, however, be transformed.  

So we, and everything we kn...

December 18, 2017

While in Korea, I met an amazing woman, a dancer and anthropologist, MiYeon Choi.  She has studied the dance of her culture, traditional Korean dance, and sees a connection between the various movements and the healing that traditional shamans do.

Ms. Choi believes ther...

December 17, 2017

One of the simple truths that often eludes even the most sophisticated of us is that peace is the minimum, the base, for all other good things to happen.

A family--or a company--or a nation--without peace is going to spend huge amounts of energy, time, money and human e...

December 16, 2017

Dear Ludwig,

Happy 247th Birthday!  And thank you for all the gifts that you have given to our world.  

Your own life seems to have been filled with deep sorrows--yet you produced the amazing tribute to Joy in your final symphony, reminding us of our unquenchab...

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