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  • Some Autism History

    Lately, I have been extremely interested in the intersections between the autistic community (my community) and the anti-racism work that I am involved with both at the city and in my personal life. Most particularly, I am trying to identify ways that I, and the community as a whole, can be both actively anti-racist AND […]

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  • End-of-Year Song Sprint Report

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    Back at the beginning of December, I took inventory of the tunes and songs that I know, that are callable in a jam (meaning I know them well enough to lead, teach, sing, etc), and was disappointed with the small number. As a result, I launched into a end-of-the-year sprint to learn three new tunes […]

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  • My Second-Most-Viewed TikTok of 2022

    It makes me laugh so much that this was my second-most-viewed post on TikTok last year.

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  • Happy New Year

    Those who follow a strictly Gregorian calendar (and a whole lot of people who don’t know what that means) are celebrating the beginning of a new year and the opportunity for a fresh start today. While my life operates across a number of different calendars – fiscal, astral, seasonal, etc – I appreciate the opportunity […]

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  • Sparkly Fingers

    I got new fingernail paints in my stocking. So I made my fingers sparkly. Obviously I’m not very good, but I like it, and it helps keep my fingernails from breaking.

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  • Commitment to Ear Training

    I’m taking Lissa Schneckenburger’s Learning By Ear course on Peghead Nation, and one of the first homework assignments is get a practice journal, write your commitment to ear training on the first page, and to schedule 5-10 minutes of ear training a day. This blog has been taking over as my practice journal, although I […]

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