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About erin

Erin Vang, PMP, BMus, MMus, is Owner and Principal Pragmatist of the consultancy Global Pragmatica LLC®, offering custom JMP scripting, localization program management, and facilitative leadership services. She is also an orchestral horn player who freelances in the San Francisco Bay Area and plays assorted brass for the celebrated dance bands Midnight Smørgåsbord and contraPtion. More about Erin…

daily kaddish: for Phyllis Greenwood, on her Yahrtzeit

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Today is Phyllis Greenwood’s Yahrtzeit. Continue reading

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daily kaddish: missing (again!)

This is only the third time I completely forgot to record a daily kaddish during the year—the first time was during an exhausting business trip to Tokyo, Beijing, and Shenzhen. The second and third were here in Montréal.
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daily kaddish: for Xena

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Tonight’s Kaddish is for my friends Eric and Jody’s beloved cat Xena, a beautiful tortoiseshell who had to be put down after she began losing the battle with lung cancer. Continue reading

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daily kaddish: missing

Mira and I went to Montréal to give our paper about the “kaddish in two-part harmony project” at the annual American Anthropological Association conference and promptly forgot—forgot!!—to record a daily kaddish. Continue reading

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daily kaddish: for the occupiers killed in the line of civic duty

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At least one protestor in Oakland, my home town, is now dead as a result of the misguided crackdown led by the mayor I voted for. Continue reading

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daily kaddish: for Annie Styron Leonard

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Mira requested that today’s Kaddish be for her late mentor George Leonard’s wife, Annie Styron Leonard. She has written about him earlier and will write about his wife soon. Continue reading

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daily kaddish: for Alice Gire

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She mostly kept to herself, or at least it seemed that way. I wonder what else I don’t remember, or never knew, about the woman next door. Continue reading

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daily kaddish: for Lillian Isabel (October 18–21, 2011)

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My friend Cori Kesler wrote me a few days before I made this recording for her, and I’m really sorry that I got so far behind in posting these daily Kaddishim that I’m only now sharing it with her almost a month later. Continue reading

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daily kaddish: tracked later

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I have yet to figure out much of anything about the power-user features of FiRE, so I asked Mira just to record her track after mine and I would put them together later—which I just did. Continue reading

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daily kaddish: missing

I forgot to look for and transfer recordings from my iPhone to my Mac when my new phone arrived and I reset the old one for my dad to use. There will probably be several more missing. Continue reading

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