(Originally posted on June 29, 2010) What season, you ask? It’s the festival season. I’m here in southern Vermont, working for the Marlboro Music Festival as a music librarian. This is my 12th summer working for the festival, and my 7th summer as a full-season staffer. Even while I was in Japan studying Bach, I… Read More The first day-off of the season
(Originally posted on June 9, 2010) It has been 40 days since I broke my left wrist. My plaster cast is near completion of its purpose. Am I looking forward to going out of the cast? Absolutely. But the crazy part is that I think I may miss it a little bit. I broke my… Read More So I broke my wrist
(Originally posted on April 18, 2010) In December 2001, I was in Brussels visiting my good oboist friend Katy. Thanks to her, I was able to sneak into the Flemish side of the conservatory and observe some of Mr. Sigiswald Kuijken’s baroque violin lessons. In between those lessons he taught (all in different languages), he… Read More Why a Bach cantata ensemble needs a conductor
(Originally posted on April 16, 2010) Today’s Dave’s birthday. Thought I’d write about Dave, my oldest friend in the States I’m still very close to. He now lives in a town in Kentucky across the Ohio River from Cincinnati. Ever since he left Philadelphia for Cincinnati about 10 years ago, we had been far away… Read More My buddy Dave
(Originally posted on April 14, 2010) If something, a tool, an instrument or a machine, fails to work, I always try to make it work by fixing it or by finding a work-around. It can be a challenge, but usually the process is fun. You gather the information, and you diagnose the problem. You see… Read More Car Talk
(Originally posted on April 4, 2010) A few hours ago my buddy Dave from Cincinnati called me with the news that Donovan McNabb just got traded to the Washington Redskins. At 9:30 PM the Eagles head coach Andy Reid held a press conference to publicly announce the trade. You’ve got to be kidding me. There… Read More Donovan McNabb, my quarterback
(Originally posted in March, 2010) US House of Representatives has passed the US Senate version of the healthcare reform bill, and the President has signed the bill into law. If you are happy about it, I’m happy about it too! If you are unhappy about it because it isn’t good enough — I don’t know… Read More Dare I talk about politics?