Job Update

Week #49: Pet Care

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“A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than you love yourself”    Josh Billings “There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats”    Albert Schweitzer Our Oliver Cat As I’ve said before many times, animals are my healing agents–as they are for many people. Read More ››

Week # 48: Folksinger At Large In Portland

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  Busking in disguise! on SE Hawthorne St. Before my year of jobs came to an end, I wanted to do the one thing I am most passionate about–and the one thing that has given me the most frustration for many years.  Sing. I didn’t feel ready.  My voice was still strained and uncooperative.  I Read More ››

Week #45: Artichoke Music/Store and Performance Assistant

in Job Update Artichoke Music is the heart of Portland folk music– my music roots– and I got to spend a week being a part of this sweet and vibrant community.  And the best thing:  I plan on continuing to hang around after this week!  The only question is: why has it taken me so long to find this Read More ››

Week #44: Oregon Bach Festival/Volunteer and Operations Assistant

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“Music should never be merely comfortable, never fossilized, never soothing.  It should startle people and reach deep down inside them, forcing them to reflect.”  –Helmuth Rilling 2013 poster featuring Helmuth Rilling on this 44th and final year as Artistic Director of the Oregon Bach Festival ( ********************************* For my 44th week of my project, it Read More ››

Week #43: Chef Kimi Reid/Personal Chef Assistant

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“After a few weeks of Kimi’s meals and superfood smoothies, I finally remembered what it felt like to feel good again.”  (One of Kimi’s clients)     Chef Kimi Reid  ( When I told Laura and Alec I was going to work with a personal chef for a week–and not just ANY chef, but the incomparable Read More ››

Week #41: Community Music Center/Music Assistant

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  “CMC enhances the greater Portland community by providing opportunities for all ages to learn about, make and enjoy music. We do this though affordable music classes and lessons, free and low-cost concerts and workshops, low-cost instrument rentals, and other resources for the public, all subsidized by the City and the non-profit.  About 1,000 participants Read More ››