Fluid Dynamics

Fluid Dynamics

I think it’s working.   Four months ago, I started a new drug called Symdeko – the second generation drug that treats the actual root cause of CF on a molecular level (it doesn’t work for everyone, but does for those with a particular mutation that I...
The Merry Widow – this April at Tacoma Opera

The Merry Widow – this April at Tacoma Opera

Up next, don’t miss Tacoma Opera’s boisterous production of Franz Lehar’s classic comic operetta, The Merry Widow.  This production is led by two fantastic colleagues – Barry Johnson as Stage Director and Bernard Kwiram as Conductor. ...
Breath of Heaven

Breath of Heaven

Music brought us together.  CF keeps us apart. In January of this year, I made a new friend.  Her name is Ashley Ballou-Bonnema.  Truth be told, I honestly don’t remember how I found her blog, Breathe Bravely. But I do know that from the moment I first read her...
Spring updates – La Perichole opens tomorrow night!

Spring updates – La Perichole opens tomorrow night!

Pictured above: Katie Malik (Brambilla) with Marcus Shelton (Piquillo) in Tacoma Opera’s production of La Perichole. Photo by Peter Serko (c) Tacoma Opera. April 29 – May 7: Tacoma Opera presents La Perichole by Offenbach This operetta is a bubbly confection of...
Thoughts on three types of musicians

Thoughts on three types of musicians

There are many different reasons that musicians do what they do, but in my experience I’ve known three primary types of musicians.  The most common way I see musicians portrayed (in the movies, TV, and literature) is as an artist – the type of person who is...