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Notes From The Road · 2W ago

so i made an album

Over the course of the last two days, I laid down all the tracks for my third album, A Sliver In The Sky.It's a solo album, and so has fewer moving parts to manage. Except for a couple of tr...
Notes From The Road · 2W ago

making more things: travel cajon

With the air quality in Portland growing worse (as smoke from the Central Oregon forest fires makes it over the mountains and the heat wave fires up again), what's a gal to do?Practice.Book ...
Notes From The Road · 1M ago

sorry, folks, this is a one-off

In my work as a tutor working with unaffiliated families, one challenge I've repeatedly encountered is the lack of a Torah scroll for use during the Shabbat when a young person is called to ...
Notes From The Road · 1M ago

tales from off-the-grid judaism, part three: simchat mitzvah

My gender-fluid B'nai Mitzvah student has been challenging me to consider the evolution of language. At the same time, their mom has struggled with the pronouns, and with what it means to be...
Notes From The Road · 1M ago

making stuff

I like to make stuff.Now that the campaign is done and I'll be able to go into the studio, I have a bit of time to get a jump-start on making some of the perks that people selected during th...
Notes From The Road · 1M ago

A Tisha B'Av Playlist

Tomorrow night, in synagogues around the world, Jews will gather to remember, and to mourn, some of the darkest days in our peoples' history. Tisha B'Av (literally, the Ninth of Av) is a dat...
Notes From The Road · 1M ago

gratitude. gratitude. gratitude.

I am filled with gratitude today.While I did not reach my stated goal, I did raise enough funds with the help of SEVENTY contributors to insure a quality studio recording of my third compila...
Notes From The Road · 2M ago

Last week of the campaign, and a SECRET perk.

Greetings from home. It's really nice to be back!I got in late last night after five glorious days as a music consultant and songleader clinician at Camp Solomon Schechter, in the woods near...
Notes From The Road · 2M ago

camplife, again.

Lunch for the train: check.Guitar in gig bag (yes, THAT gig bag, it's still going strong after 15 years!): check.Music books, tallit and siddur: Check.Sunscreen, hat, longsleeved shirts, sun...
Notes From The Road · 3M ago

big week around here: crowdfunding, recording, and teaching

Hi everyone! This will be a three-parter:1. I am wrapping up a very successful and wonderful trip to the Kansas City area this weekend and head home soon. Many thanks to my friends at Congre...