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BP2: What did I even just read?

Last week, in discussing Strunk’s The Elements of Style, I praised the book for its advocacy of clear, concise language, while wondering if such advice might not be a bit limiting in some contexts. 1,056 more words


It’s madness

it’s absolute madness here at Courtyard HQ. We’ve hired 15 interns, Tall Guy is praying for a swift death, my secretary “Milking Studs” Mary is pretending to be awake and I’m fucking MAD at all the chaos. 138 more words



Watch on Youtube & More

This is a mini-doco I made for school. Very excited to work with my pottery teacher Gordon Hickmott. I had this idea of making a documentary about pottery as soon as I was introduced to the task. 9 more words


Playing an instrument: to start or not to start, this is the question (...and when?)

I work with families of very young children, and the question I get asked the most is: when is the right time to start learning to play an instrument? 1,868 more words

Musical Activities For Toddlers

Improve Your Life with Gordon

This issue of The New Courtyard, we ask our readers and writers alike, to reconsider their life choices. How did you get here? Why are you doing this? 550 more words