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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!

Posts tagged "nature"
A Better World After COVID19?

A Better World After COVID19?

Earth Day is coming. On April 22, we will enjoy the cleanest air and water the world has seen in decades. If I were in charge, here’s the plan I’d push for coming out of this virus crisis stronger than we came into it. Los Angeles without smog, thanks to COVID-19 lock down. 1. Reduce...
Why I left Facebook to find the fractal side of life

Why I left Facebook to find the fractal side of life

I’m afflicted or blessed, depending on your point of view, with the quest for the meaning of life. Maybe it has to do with my moods. I’m always trying to find ways to stay productive and/or keep my head above water. Running long distances makes me happy, but for some reason I procrastinate it (I’ve...
How I survived in an improvised shelter in the shadow of Mt. Shasta

How I survived in an improvised shelter in the shadow of Mt. Shasta

The rushing burble of water seemed soothing — just the thing to block out any hints of foraging predators (bears, cougars) or nocturnal visitors while I slept in a shelter of my own making. There was a flat clearing in the sandy soil, and I was four feet higher than the water, so barring a...