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Carol Kassner

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1942
1942

Carol as an infant. She was born 20 days after Pearl Harbor in 1941.

1942
1942

Carol in Twinfalls, Idaho with parents.
"I was their first child and they were thrilled I was born in 1941, 20 days after Pearl Harbor. My uncle, an air force pilot, was there but not injured. It was very hard for my mom."

1950
1950

Brother, Sister, Carol. Cowhands at brother's 4th birthday.

1957
1957

Receiving Torch Bearer in Social Leadership.

1960
1960

My high school graduation picture from Olympia, Wa. I was president of the senior class and active in the band and orchestra.

1966
1966

I taught first grade for two years then switched to teaching music at the elementary level. I had 1200 students in two schools.

1976
1976

I began teaching music education at Seattle Pacific University. I taught there for 20 years then completed my career at the University of Central Florida in Orlando. After four years there I decided to leave higher education at age 56 and return to Seattle to walk with my mother as she declined with dementia. It was a life-changing but important decision.

1976
1976

In 1976, with one day's notice, my husband and I adopted a baby girl we named Courtnay. She has always loved music and works in the music industry as an adult. She remains one of the most remarkable gifts of my life.

1977
1977

In 1977 I completed a Ph.D. at the University of Washington in Psychology of Music. I won several awards for my dissertation.

1995 & 2017
1995 & 2017

Here are the covers of the two college texts I've co-written with my colleague and friend, Dr. Patricia Shehan Campbell with help from my husband, Dr. Kirk Kassner. Music in Childhood was first published in 1995 and has subsequently been through 4 editions. It remains the leading text in the world to train music education students to teach music to children in the schools. It has just been translated into Mandarin. Music for Elementary Classroom Teachers came out in 2017 and helps classroom teachers integrate music into their classes.

2008
2008

In these later years of life, my husband and I love to travel. Here we are in Lucca, Italy enjoying a light lunch and a glass of wine. We have traveled throughout Europe, parts of Africa and the Middle East, China, Brazil, and Argentina as well as the U.S. We've been very involved in the International Society of Music Education. It is fun to visit friends from throughout the world.

Approaching 80
Approaching 80

I'm doing less and less work as I approach 80 but am still involved as a spiritual director, occasional spiritual teacher, on a committee for Sage-ing International and as president of our condominium association. That is enough.

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Kaylynn Sullivan TwoTrees

Photo Album

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1940s
1940s

My mother, as well as my father, was in the army during the Second World War. Here she is, the librarian at her library, at Ft Benning, Georgia.


 1950
1950

Pine Ridge.


1969
1969

With my husband.


1967
1967

Chicago.


1970s
1970s

Performing in New York City.

1980s
1980s

Performing in New York City.


1990
1990

With Maori elders Dell Wihongi and TePere Curtis at the Indigenous Peoples conference.


1992
1992

Wallace Black Elk giving me my PHD (post hole digger). Miami University.


1993
1993

New Zealand.

1990s
1990s

Me with Wallace Black Elk, Vince and Mom Stogan, and other helpers, at a workshop in Oregon.


1998
1998

New Zealand.


2015
2015

Cleveland -- four generations.

2018
2018

Rajasthan.

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Libby Traubman

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1950
1950

Libby at 10 with family in Indiana.

1958
1958

Libby at 18 with brothers.

1962
1962

Graduation from Mary Baldwin College.

1967
1967

Libby marries Len at 27, Indiana.

1969
1969

Mom and baby Eleanor.


1982
1982

Young family about 1982, Eleanor and Adam with parents.


Early 1990s
Early 1990s

Bridge of Friendship Award.


1994
1994

San Mateo County Women’s Hall of Fame inductee.


Circa 2014
Circa 2014

Giving a talk on Dialogue


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Richard Whittaker

Photo Album

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1955
1955

Mom, me and brother John. Must be from Bluefield, WV just before we headed to SoCal. 1955. My expression there is interesting to me. It might say something about an attitude that was mostly covered up. Once, after I'd answered the front door in our new home in SoCal (delivery or something) when I shut the door my dad looked at me with a curious expression (with a note of approval, I think) and said something like, "You've got a lot of anger in you, don't you?"...

1956
1956

1956 snowfall, rare event in Upland (35miles east of LA). I'm 13 here and wearing the sombrero. Brothers John, Jeff and neighborhood friend. Nash Rambler.

1965
1965

1965 with my Martin guitar. I was undergrad at Pomona College. I'm trying to get that John Fahey thing. Never really got there.

 Late 60s
Late 60s

Mid 60s from one of those photo booths, probably after moved to SF

1966
1966

Graduation from Pomona College

1968
1968

Claremont, CA on a visit from SF?

1972
1972

Oakland CA. with my daughter Rebecca and the gas kiln I built in the backyard when I was doing ceramics.


Circa 1984.
Circa 1984.

Circa 1984. (self portrait in background... My marriage on the rocks. (Those are eggs on the floor.. Perhaps prescient and from the unconscious.)


2016
2016

Interviewing Buddhist priest and calligraphy master, Ron Nakasone.

2017
2017

Interviewing artist Brenda Louie, Sacramento 2017.


2017
2017

2017 open house at artist John Toki's studio in Richmond CA.


2018
2018

With Tracy Cochran of Parabola magazine at ServiceSpace retreat at Commonweal, Bolinas, CA.

2018
2018

At home, 2018, interviewing Eduardo del Conde from Mexico - photographer, author (Los Hombres del Arroz - the men of rice).

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Aryae Coopersmith

 

Photo Album

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1951
1951

Coopersmith family — Sam, Aryae, Paul, Flo, Ron — at home in Leonia, New Jersey.

1954
1954

Aryae, Paul and Ronald at a family vacation in Lake Hopatcong, New Jersey.

1968
1968

Aryae and Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach at the House of Love and Prayer.

1968
1968

Aryae teaching a Tanya class at the House of Love and Prayer, 1968

1969
1969

Wedding in Golden Gate Park, 1969. Reb Shlomo conducting. Aryae to the left with his arm around George, the groom.

1975
1975

Aryae and Ronald, during the year that Ron was living in San Francisco.

1977
1977

Aryae’s father Sam in his dress factory in Jersey City, New Jersey,
in the year before he sold his business and moved to Florida.



1992
1992

Noe and Adam in Disneyland on our trip to visit Grandma Flo and Grandpa Sam in Florida.