My Writer’s Biography for Illumination

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Hello All! Thank you for stopping by to visit.

I’ve been writing for Medium a short time and am pleased to join Illumination as a writer. I’ve enjoyed being part of this publication and reading excellent stories from around the globe.

I am a born…


What 98 Percent Won’t Practice

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From middle school through my mid-forties, I was a professional classical musician. During the journey, I learned several lessons that apply to any career and creative endeavor you may choose to undertake. I’ll share with you the following:

Your 2 Percent

My last flute teacher was Julius Baker, the former principal flutist of…


Hospitalized and Home Now

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To my readers and followers:

I suffered a trip and fall accident requiring surgery a few days ago and am now recuperating at home.

I am not sure that I will write about the experience, although there is a lot of material to be mined from…


Why We Crave

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I’ve been working my way through reading the book, The Life You Want — Get Motivated, Lose Weight, and Be Happy by Bob Greene.

Every few pages, I put the book down because I’m thinking about what I’ve just read or reacting to it.

A bunch of…


Notes From a Recovering Introvert

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From the first week of June until a week ago, I spent Friday afternoons commuting to New York City to take improv classes.

At the beginning of June, I felt hopeful. It was time to return to the city, to do the things I wanted…


Rearranging Eating Habits for Weight Loss

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I went to the doctor several weeks ago for my annual physical. My blood pressure was normal. So was my cardiogram.

A few days after the visit, I received a letter regarding my cholesterol and blood sugar, which were out of whack. I called…


Remaining Humble While Preparing For the Do-Over

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I was on the way home Friday night when I received my audition results. Although I did not get accepted to improv school, the instructor recommended that I enroll in a workshop class to prepare for the next audition.

I decided it’s time…


It Won’t Be the Last, but Will Need a Do-Over

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Tonight I took my first L.A. audition, via Zoom meeting. It was for an improv school, and I’m glad that I did not look up the roster of teachers beforehand. …


What We Eat to Live Our Dreams

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When I was 30, I visited Europe for the first time. It was a ten-day trip, and I went from Munich to Salzburg to Vienna.

On the very last day of the trip, I met an artist who was staging an art show…

Yve Laran

Bibliophile, Writer, and Blogger at yve.laran@wordpress.com. Master’s=Political; Bachelor’s=Musical

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