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Random musings from a musician, mother, and engineer.

Queen of Song

Queen of Song

As we approach the M.S.Subbulakshmi tribute concert this weekend, I wanted to share an article on this wonderful artist written by none other than my own mother, in 1978, when she visited Chicago of all places. As I read it, …

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A Loud Whisper

A Loud Whisper

When I was 19, I wrote my third song ever. It was a tribute to my parents, a paean of gratitude for how they had sacrificed for me, supported me, and loved me. It was sincere, and sincerely God-awful. When

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Cosmic Journey

Cosmic Journey

So this happened on my first day in India. Holi celebration – ooh but someone has our tickets. My cousin: “Anjali – come with me to get them.”

10 mins later, in a beautiful apartment: “Nice to meet you Anjali. …

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What my autistic son did on his 8th Birthday

What my autistic son did on his 8th Birthday

Yesterday was my son’s 8th birthday. As I attempt to do on every birthday, I made some mental notes of the things he did and said that were once part of the classification “Will he ever…”

When a family finds

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The Grammy Nomination

The Grammy Nomination

On July 6th, my manager informed me that my song “Indigo Boy” had been nominated for a Grammy for Best Pop Solo Performance. I will pause here for your disbelief. Took me a minute too.

My instant reaction was to

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The Father of Reason

The Father of Reason

Just as my mother is the voice of reason and practicality, traits she passed on to me, so is my father the bottomless well of propellant that sees what is possible. When I am faced with a choice, I am

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What My Mother Taught Me

What My Mother Taught Me

As the years go on, it becomes more and more apparent, and overwhelming, just how much my mother has influenced and shaped me. All of us – young women especially – who have strong bonds with our moms know the

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Star Power

Star Power

My son is really into space lately. He’s becoming the real Sheldon Cooper, as much of a cliché as that might sound. It started innocently enough, with a book from the 1980’s that we picked up from the library

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Why am I doing this?

Why am I doing this?

Of course, one does not need to look far to find good reasons to donate to a worthy cause such as autism awareness. I thought about whether to even say anything. There is a need to protect a child’s anonymity

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Of Math and Music

Of Math and Music

1 + 1 = 2.

2 + 2 = 4

Ab + Cm = AbMaj7

The link between math and music has been well documented and explored in various ways. For my part, I’ve always loved both. When I was …

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