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The Changing Leaves and Changing Lives

In this change, they get out of the way, and something hidden is revealed. It actually was there all along: gold, yellow, orange, gentle reds.

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Returning to God, with Hannah Bakke

“… the more I lean into the idea that these “coincidences” are more like “nudges in the right direction”, the closer I feel to God.”

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Becoming Visible: a performer learning how to see himself

By Nathan BirdOriginally published August 24, 2019, for patrons. The necklace of fake pearls is donned.  The white gloves have been put on.  It’s a toss-up whether ice cream scoopers or wooden spoons make the best microphones for 2-year-olds’ shows.  It matters not whether the stage is a little step stool or upturned Rubbermaid.  My…

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The Four-Year-Old Got Sad About Daddy’s Voice

Nathan and I were both away for a bit this morning. Without prompting, the kids chose this  Christmas with Cantus CD from the stack of Christmas music. When I got back I heard the little guy in the middle say, “I’m so sad that Daddy isn’t here so he can hear how good he sings.”…

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No Three Tenors Christmas 2020

We know you’ve already experienced a lot of cancellations due to this pandemic.  Unfortunately, we’re adding another one to your list.  It was a tough call to make. Chanhassen has been amazingly accommodating to all of its artists during this strange time of needing to creatively modify its offerings.  Due to a variety of circumstances,…

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Real paper, to touch and feel and love

A physical thing – a piece of paper, a journal, a letter, a book – shows a special kind of care.

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