Last weekend was goddamn awful. Luckily, I had a good week to back it up, and I’m seeing the QSO playing Tchaikovsky and Saint Saens tomorrow after a meeting with my supervisor so hopefully it’s all looking up from now. This song, by Sara Bareilles, as well as the video, always makes me smile. Sometimes […]

One of my first piano teachers told me that I would never been a good pianist or cellist because my hands were too small. Honestly, my hands are┬ácomparatively tiny, and my pinky finger is horribly disproportionate compared to the rest of my fingers, which has always made vibrato on fourth finger difficult. But I’m glad […]

When you love someone, you give them a piece of you that can’t be taken back. In the same vein, you keep a piece of them that you can’t really give away. There are many reasons why the first half of this year was painful, but there are just as many reasons why what happened […]

The One Thousand and One Nights, or at least one of the stories from this wonderful collection, is quite well known around the world, but its origins not so much. Very basically, it is a collation of stories as told by Scheherazade, an Arabic Queen. Legend has it that the King of the time, Shahryar, […]