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Month: May, 2010

EDS Awareness Month 2010: Belonging

May is EDS Awareness Month and here I discuss how one’s ability to “belong” is impacted by having a “rare disease.”

Top 10 Jazz Albums for Piano Comping

Here is my list of great comping albums, from crisply swinging to dense and aggressive. To the uninitiated, comping is the rhythmic, improvised playing of chords to accompany a melody or solo.

Hummus: basic and with variations

Kate’s open studio happened yesterday (and quite successfully I must say, attempting to temper my husbandly pride) and among my jobs was being on hummus duty, not a bad job to have. If you want to cut to the chase of the recipe, feel free to skip the next paragraph.
My relationship with hummus began as [...]