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October 1, 2020 - Carleton College, MN (From My Home)

There's a joke that goes like this:

Q: How do you get a musician to complain?

A: Give him/her/them a gig.

And let me tell you, it is indeed funny because it's true. 

Readers of my writing here will undoubtedly…

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September 18, 2020 - Macalester College, MN (From My Home)

Now that my life around the Odyssey is virtual performances from home for the foreseeable future, I'm starting to find interesting aspects of in-person shows of which I was not aware while they were my only reality.

For instance, it's…

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February 16-19, 2020: University of Hawaii and Punahou

The influential philosopher Φέρις βυέλληρ once said: “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in awhile, you could miss it.” 

Doing my Odyssey performance as much as I do, traveling a much as I do…

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February 13-15, 2020: Austin College, UT-Arlington, TJCL Convention

My first Odyssey performance took place in my parents’ living room on March 17, 2002. 

My 300th Odyssey performance took place in Arlington, Texas, in a lovely parlor-style room in the University of Texas-Arlington library, on February 14, 2020. 

In…

November 18, 2019 - Pomfret School, Connecticut

It's a brisk rainy fall Monday morning as I pull onto the campus of Pomfret School, a small (mostly) boarding high school in eastern Connecticut. 

I spent the previous night in Providence, Rhode Island, exploring a city I'd only briefly…