Archive | December 2012

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Through A Childs Eyes

Can a piece of music transport you to a specific place or send you back to a particular memory?  Music has that magical quality for me, especially around the Holidays.  When I was younger, as Christmas approached, my mother used to enjoy listening to the famous Choir of King’s College of Cambridge, England.  Today, as […]

My Memories of Nutcracker

The first time I saw the 1977 version of The Nutcracker with Mikhail Baryshnikov and Gelsey Kirkland I knew I wanted to dance.  Nine years later, when I was 12 years old, I was finally old enough to perform in my first Nutcracker with the local ballet company.  I had longed to dance on the same stage […]

A French Chef and an Egyptian Pharaoh

This last weekend we joined our good friends Randy & Margaret in Seattle for a French dinner and a visit to the ancient Egypt tomb of King Tut. Our global adventure started Friday evening at the famous Rover’s restaurant, where the “Chef in the Hat” Thierry Rautureau of Top Chef Masters fame reigns supreme.  The […]