Archive for September, 2005


Wednesday, September 28th, 2005

We’ve been rehearsing Hindemith’s Mathis der Maler (my hands keep trying to type Mahler!) for our upcoming Longwood Symphony concert, and now I’m in a total Hindemithy mood.

It’s funny, when I first started listening to Hindemith’s music, it tended to give me a headache (literally). It’s not that it’s atonal or really dissonant - […]

Sunday, September 25th, 2005

Wow, I got digged (or is it dugg?)! Thanks, guys! For anyone finding my site from, welcome! And I’m sorry if my site is being sluggish - I don’t usually get so much traffic!

Google Maps as Art

Wednesday, September 21st, 2005

The colors, textures, and shapes of satellite views of the Earth can amazingly beautiful, and sometimes quite strange. Can you guess where any of these are from? (And yes, one of them is very easy!) Just click on the image to find it on Google Maps. Find your own pieces of […]

Greetings and good-byes in a country that’s a melting-pot and a time when formal manners have fallen by the wayside

Sunday, September 18th, 2005

I always hate saying good-bye to people. Not because I’m sad to leave them (though that may be the case), but rather because most of the time I don’t know how I should be saying good-bye. Hug? Hand-shake? Little wave? Air-kiss the cheek? One cheek or two? I […]

Wrist Brace

Tuesday, September 13th, 2005

My latest acquisition in the fight against possible RSI is this wrist brace. I have to make sure it’s not fastened too tightly around my wrist, or it seems to interfere a little bit with circulation. It has made my wrist (I just bought the right brace so far, to see […]

Noah: 7 and 8 weeks

Thursday, September 8th, 2005

This past week in Illinois I think I spent more time with a baby than I ever have before (not counting when my sister and brother were born). I got to spend lots of time holding, feeding, and burping my nephew (though I draw the line at diapers), and trying not to let his […]