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Twenty Years With My Oldest Friend

Twenty years ago this month, I began the longest continuous non-familial relationship of my life. At a school in the infamous burned-over city of Flint, Michigan, I started attending a summer music camp, where I took my first awkward steps as a cellist. 969 more words


gigs and other music

Cellodees “Our Big Gig” went off on Saturday 12th July, at St Thomas’ Church Haymarket.
We started with a large group of cellists including some new players, and some rare-sightings. 90 more words

cold, grumpy, cardboard fingerboard, lens repair

It’s cold. Bleah. We don’t get a lot of summer around here, so I don’t want to shiver my way through a cold and rainy day during the few warm weeks that we do get. 320 more words


build me a mountain

cabin by the sea where i

will write poetry


play me slow softly

making music like cello

strum hum legato… 14 more words

Jersey Day!

Back to routine life. Went to go eat breakfast at Cafe. I got the Challah French Toast with strawberries on it and a plain latte. YUM. 289 more words

Temporal Relativism (1668 Hours)

In a recent article in the NY Times, a meta-analysis of 88 scientific papers on deliberate practice found that only 21% of the difference in performance between musicians was due to the number of hours they had practiced.   508 more words