I no longer get to spend much time in the playground sandbox negotiating sand castle dimensions with my co-architects. I rarely break out the costume boxes for livingroom improv theatre productions these days, but I love the act of collaborating. I search it out through music making, with projects in my classroom, and endeavors with my co-workers. Last week I had the rare and immense pleasure of building something beautiful with a group of friends. It was Micheal's vision (you can go see it at the new Hot Mama's location) and Ron Blacquiere did the painstaking work of pouring that amazingly clear coat of resin, but we all bantered, giggled, debated layout patterns, and worked together to make this happen. It was lovely! Here's to building more sand castles with friends!