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Collaboration and New Connections: The Surprising Benefits of Distancing

Posted on: September 5th, 2020 by Kathleen Hansen GALA Articles No Comments

2020 March:  Uncertainty. Distance. Temporary?  Zoom. April:  Flexibility. Pivoting. Giving up on pants. Virtual Choirs.  So. Much. Zoom. May:  Unprecedented. Search for engagement.  ZOOOOOOM! June: Long-term plans. Re-invention. Settling in.  Zzzzzz… July:  New reality. Planning. Zoom. But also long walks, phone calls, innovation, and brainstorming. My sister, Laura Compton, wrote the following (shared to social […]

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Stepping into the Unknown

Posted on: April 15th, 2020 by Kathleen Hansen GALA Articles No Comments

As young people, we sought the comforting feeling of “home”—even if that feeling was not found in our literal homes: curling up in a favorite blankie, cuddling with a pet, or giggling with a best friend. Growing up, many people found that place of safety making music and art in choirs, bands, orchestras, and theater […]

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