Alpha Institute Partners with Lonely Whale and Ghetto Youths Foundation in a New Scholarship Initiative

Music, education, youth, environment…This partnership has so much going for it! I am excited at this news and wish Andrew Taylor every success. Here is the press release from the Alpha Institute – an institution with a tremendous history. I hope they will keep us updated on this lovely initiative. (By the way, if you … More Alpha Institute Partners with Lonely Whale and Ghetto Youths Foundation in a New Scholarship Initiative

Let the Band Play On!

In a corner of a parking lot just off the Spanish Town bypass, on a hot August afternoon, something profoundly creative was happening. A large group of teenagers in yellow T shirts sat under the tent. They shifted in their seats, smiled, murmured to each other, stared, coughed, smiled, made faces, closed their eyes, ran … More Let the Band Play On!

Sweet Inspiration

[Note to my faithful readers, wherever you are:  The Petchary has been weary of late, and folded her feathers for a while.  This is the first flutter, though… Coming back to life, slowly]. A word about sweetness.  It does not come naturally to many people, because, perhaps, it’s not something that’s valued and it’s a … More Sweet Inspiration

Ansel Adams…and Jazz

The Monterey Museum of Art is in two places.  First, a compact neat building on Pacific Street, which we came across by chance one evening.  As we stepped in the door, the rise and fall of loud conversations and the scent of wine greeted us.  A well-proportioned waiter thrust a tray towards us: “Guacamole prawns?” … More Ansel Adams…and Jazz