English – Spanish – French – Portuguese

I'm an Oakland jazz salsa singer-songwriter, fluent in a few languages thanks to my itinerant childhood. Since 2004 I've done more than a dozen studio recordings for my own & other bands. In 2010, I sang on the Grammy-nominated Bien! Bien! In 2011, I made a fan-funded CD, and in 2012 my singing/songwriting was on Pacific Mambo Orchestra's debut CD. In 2013, we won a Grammy!

Pep talks
Forget about time and find the rhythm instead

Forget about time and find the rhythm instead

  Time is infinite, ever flowing, on-ungoing. The six-year-old running barefoot at dusk with his mommy wears a watch for the first time. He calls out the time constantly, in time with the innocent slap of his feet on the pavement. He has no concept of measuring time. Yet wearing his big brother’s big blue...
Feeling Superior to Someone Else is the Least Effective Way to Feel Better About Yourself

Feeling Superior to Someone Else is the Least Effective Way to Feel Better About Yourself

We all do it, it’s true. But indulging in this sentiment for too long isn’t good for you. Feeling superior to someone else is the least effective way to feel better about yourself. Why? First, you do so by comparing lists of your pros vs. their cons, generally focusing on their cons and how your...
The Magic Burger

The Magic Burger

She took a bite. Secret sauce a tang on the back of her tongue, a rippled pickle slick between her lips, the meat and fluffy bun filling her mouth. She swallowed and felt the bolus sliding down until it nestled in her stomach. A tiny, fist-shaped packet of energy. The stadium was a behemoth; here...
The Amazing Power of Deliberate Intent

The Amazing Power of Deliberate Intent

Never Give Up

Never Give Up

Action begets action! Look at how much you have done! Laugh at all the times you smacked against walls, fell into holes, made godawful mistakes, wandered aimlessly, said what should never be said, kissed the wrong frog, embarrassed yourself and others, acted a fool. That’s how you get wise, baby. You go balls-in! You scoff...