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Digital Music in Rehearsal

The iPad is working well in rehearsal! I brought all of my paper music with me for 3 rehearsals in a row, but have stopped doing that. The first rehearsal I discovered that for one piece, I only had the…
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Choir Singer Goes Digital

Yes, it’s 2018, and everyone in my choir is still using paper, pencils (hopefully) and erasers. I’m going to use this semester to experiment with going digital. The tools: My iPad Air. This 4 year old tablet is still going…
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Glacier Bay: The Ship

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series 2018 Glacier Bay

We traveled to Alaska to join a 6 day cruise on Glacier Bay aboard the Sea Wolf. Sea Wolf is a 97′ WWII-era ship that carries 12 passengers and 5 crew. The owner, Kimber Owen, has gone to great lengths…
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In Memory of Scott

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series 2018 Glacier Bay

In a few weeks, I’m going to Alaska to cruise Glacier Bay on the Sea Wolf. My friend and mentor Scott Rains reported on this cruise in 2008. Scott, who died two years ago, was an untiring apostle of disability…
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Wheelchairs Prohibited in the Last Place You’d Expect

In November, another woman seeking assisted living for her mother-in-law emailed the admissions coordinator at VillageCare at 46 & Ten in Manhattan. “We do not admit residents on wheelchairs,” the coordinator wrote back. By phone, the woman explained that her…
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No E-bikes!

A participant’s comment, seen at the city’s Open Space Master Plan community workshop: No E-bikes! Let them ride regular bikes like the rest of us. Open Space only for the fit and ambulatory, then?