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Modern Times and The Vortex

Charlie Chaplin Modern Times

Happy Birthday Charlie Chaplin! I saw my first Charlie Chaplin movie this year at the age of 54. I was performing in the orchestra for a cinema in concert performance of Modern Times and I’m so glad that it came up on our season schedule because I learned that I LOVE Charlie Chaplin. He is

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Beat the Beast

I have recently become a huge fan of the artist Banksy. Images like the one at the beginning of this post reflect every indescribably de-humanizing aspect of consumerism with dis-arming humor. His work invokes an emotion, a depth of understanding, that make words a clumsy vehicle in comparison. And his anonymity, his use of public

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I’m Gonna ChangeEverything

Lollie Kay’s Dream Alley… A collection of sound, image, and musings from a sober artist in progress. Drinking and creativity have always been intertwined throughout my adult life. That’s hardly out of the ordinary. Alcohol and artists have always enjoyed each other’s company down through the ages. I’ve grown weary of that companionship and have

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Sober Curious? Here’s an Invitation and a Recipe for You

Sober-curious has recently become a phrase that sparks debate. When I was drinking, and for the first couple of years that I was alcohol-free, I loved a good debate. I thrived on arguing the pros and cons of a situation. I was determined to fight for right and I got a powerful rush out of

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Sunday Morning Calm – Spring Rain

It’s still early spring, but so far it has been mostly grey and rainy. This has begun to affect some people emotionally, so I’ve been told, and it has affected me as well.  Some days and weeks are more challenging than others and that’s just the way life is. I’ve had some good moments this

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