Andrew showed this to me weeks ago, and I’ve been thinking about it ever since. What do you think?
“The common belief in our culture, with its Protestant work ethic, is that play and successful work are antithetical. This is a perversion of the natural order. The truth is that nature bestows superior work and problem-solving skills on creatures that love to play. “I once saw a series of National Geographic photos that showed […]
Miss me? Mr. Jaunty and I will be house-sitting for a few weeks. The home in question has a piano, accordion, three cats, treehouse, garden, fruit trees, badminton net, basketball hoop, a Wii, great Lego collection, movies ranging from Gilbert and Sullivan to Eddie Izzard, and maybe a thousand books. A neighbor has offered to […]
I scored 4/4 on Four Ways to Sabotage Your Relationship. That’s an A+, right? Right? This makes me the Annie Oakley of shooting oneself in the foot. Hooray! Undermined any relationships lately?
Of the seven deadly sins, sloth is my greatest weakness. Gluttony’s a close second, but let’s stick to the point: I have wasted far too much of my life on Facebook. The drama, the stalking, the deceptively flattering photos… all in good fun, perhaps, but we lazy types don’t need more excuses to dodge reality. […]
I am now a college graduate. Henceforth, you may refer to me as “Bachelor of Music Education”. Or Rebekah. Or Luscious. The choice is yours. What is missing from this picture? That’s right; a tassel. This cap and gown belong to Rachel Z., an ’09 graduate who graciously lent them to me . Yesterday was […]
Dear Powers That Be, I’ve been student teaching music classes for almost two months. Teaching is hard. Anyone who says otherwise should be chastised, fined, and drop-kicked into a stagnant pond. Lately, I’ve been dreaming of a cushier life. A life with fewer glockenspiels. A life filled with travel, dry wit, freshly pressed clothes, and fine food. Less “warm demander”, more man about town. […]
I have never been a mover and/or shaker. For one thing, I can’t tell left from right; the hokey-pokey’s hard for me, forget real dancing. By the time my brain has processed “ball change, shuffle, allemande!” the dance is over and the band’s gone home. Sure, I took one semester of jazz dance… but once […]
My life has never been action-packed. Lazy-packed, more like it. Thought-packed, if we’re being charitable. To ensure that the next 5.5 years are more adventurous than the previous 24, I submit the following list: Finish my *%$#!!! Music Education degree, for cryin’ out loud Take a dance class Visit Boston in the fall SKYDIVE! Meet […]