Below are some of Deborah's stories or essays
from back-issues of her newsletter along with links to other
stories in the website. You can also check out Deborah's
- SPRING WEST COAST TOUR -
Images, Videos and brief stories of Deborah's West Coast
Tour in Spring of 2011.
2010 - Images, Videos and brief stories of what Deborah
did in 2011
SONG (2.12mb mp3) - (1/23/08) Deborah heard a story on
NPR about Aunts and sent the station her own song about her
favorite aunt. This is the full version of the excerpt that
was played on WBUR's "Here and Now" on Jan. 23,
THE WILLOW - the song about a beloved willow - and what's
happening to her right now!
BARN & TONY MONTANARO - how I started at "The
Barn" and why I teach there now myself
- A dilapidated violin thinks it's really a harp -- photo
DIARIES - (2/07) ...DHC and staff write about their experiences
at the 2007 GRAMMY Awards.
MEMORIES - (2006) …Deborah and other students of
John Swackhamer share memories of his teaching and his unorthodox
RAISING HARP HISTORY - (4/03) …Deborah emails a
harp historian learns some shocking harp history.
WITH THE ORCHESTRA
- (3/03) …We interview Deborah about her orchestral
OLD FRIENDS ON THE INTERNET - (4/12/03) ... about old
friends, books and libraries (originally written for WGBH).
MAKES YOU SEE THE WORLD DIFFERENTLY - (4/14/03) ... about
public art and private thoughts (originally written for WGBH).
A LIFE - (9/17/02) ... about my best friend, playing music,
and how to fit a new life into an old car.
BETWEEN FLOORS - (11/18/02) Heading to the ground floor
for breakfast becomes a full-course experience.
RELUCTANT NON-STEPMOTHER.... - (7/29/02) I suddenly find
myself in the family way and need to figure out what the heck
to do about it.
PLASTIC KNIFE CUTS DEEP - (9/25/01) The world as viewed
from a airplane window in late September, '01.
FIRST KISS (Feb. '96) My local NPR station challenged
listeners to write in about their first kiss. Here's mine
-- read on the air Feb. 14, 1996.
BELLA & PIANO MAN SAM. Writing to a friend
of mine some time in the early 90's, I suddenly found myself
telling him a story I'd never known.
TEXTS - Full transcripts of some of Deborah's interviews
can be found at this page (the "Reviews, Features, Interviews
& Articles" Page).