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…

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…

Yve Laran

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

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