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“Haddy” Haddorff is given a new home: The back story

My beloved singing nightingale that came into my life in May, 2011, has found a new, permanent nest. About 4 years ago I stumbled upon "Haddy" while browsing a Fresno, California Craig's Listing (by owner, used piano sales) It wasn't that I needed another piano to join a growing family of Steinways but I was… Continue reading “Haddy” Haddorff is given a new home: The back story

Bach French Suite in G, Leon Fleisher, piano addict

What happened during the Earthquake!

From Berkeley, California At 3:19 a.m. I had just revisited my recently posted video of Bach's Sarabande (French Suite in G)--a foreboding? http://youtu.be/hL3XnZosZ-E ... when suddenly the wall I was leaning against, ( while seated at the piano), started swaying from side-to-side. (somewhat like swells to crescendo < with releases >) Next, I felt a… Continue reading What happened during the Earthquake!

Adrianne Fine Bank, Mason and Hamlin piano, Mike Bank, Oberlin alumni, Oberlin alumni literary gathering in Berkeley CA, Tibetan terrier, wiordpress.com, wordpress

A Bay Area literary gathering of Oberlin Alums produced a web of connections

Less than six degrees separated attendees at a Berkeley-based Book discussion group. I knew the moment I entered the living room of Mike and Adrianne Fine Bank for an Oberlin alumni-sponsored book group event on Berkeley's Le Roy Avenue, that people whom I'd never met, would be in some way related to me. And not… Continue reading A Bay Area literary gathering of Oberlin Alums produced a web of connections