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Burning the Midnight Oil

December 15, 2023

I’ve been burning the midnight oil, the one-o’clock-in-the-morning oil, the…well, you get the drift.

I worked on my music—still preparing for the recording session happening all day tomorrow—until 3:30 this morning. I got four hours of sleep and went back at it again early this morning.

Hope I stay awake tomorrow. 😂

About Marie de Haan

Marie is a gifted pianist, playing since the age of nine. As a teenager, she composed mainly instrumental piano music. She released her powerful debut single, “I Am Broken,” on October 22, 2020, a song whose creation drew heavily upon the trauma she endured as a victim of childhood sexual abuse. Marie held a benefit concert on September 10, 2021, in Skagit County. A portion of the proceeds went to CrossRoads Youth Ranch; this local organization—through equine therapy—empowers “at-risk and sexually exploited youth to heal, grow, and thrive.” She has continued to write music: Christian, folk, and country. Marie loves hiking, gardening, and photography. The Pacific Northwest—where she lives with her husband—is the backdrop for her favorite activities.