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Bill Stevens

Finding Out That Wrangler Would Be My Dog

I got a call in mid July from Ben Cawly, director of admissions at Guiding Eyes for the blind, “How would you feel about having a dog with pointy ears?” My dog is an elf? “As in pointy ears that stick up.” A Vulcan? “As in a German Shepherd.” Oh …

How I First Learned about Wrangler

My mother’s sister, my aunt Ann, is a big fan of The Today Show. It was a revelation for me, as a small child, to realize that Ann-Ann was actually Aunt Ann, and more so to learn that Ann, Ann-Ann, Annie, and Annie-Banannie – all so frequently spoken of by …

Gratitude – The Ocean

I am grateful for the ocean. I am grateful for this ocean that is near me now, the Atlantic, how it is warm and briny and always changing yet still always the same ocean. I am grateful that it is a place where I can run and skip and dive …

Performance with Girls in Trouble

I first met Alicia Rabins in 1992 during my first summer as a student at The Walden School (a music program in New Hampshire where I now teach). One of the age old traditions at Walden is that we sing “Goodnight Music”, a lullaby written by an alum, at the …

Brother’s Wedding

So, my brother Mike got married this past Saturday, to Melissa Veneracion (congratulations, the two of you). They had a week-long destination wedding down at Emerald Isle NC, where our parents happen to live, a week of fishing and boating, jet skiing and surfing, picnics and a few parties too: …