On Classical Music

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 comparatively 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 […]

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Keep Calm and Continue Writing

I’ve been writing for pretty much my whole life, and there have been plenty of ups and downs along the way. I’ve written a thousand words a day for two months, I’ve pressured myself to write fiction even when I knew my heart wasn’t in it, I’ve had writer’s block for about a year, I’ve […]

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Happy 2016: Part 1

I write this while keeping an eye on my cat, because I think she’s scared by all the popping noises that are happening outside. Or maybe she’s just annoyed that I told her to get off the keyboard so I could log in and play computer games. In any case, I’m spending tonight in relative […]

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My Letter to (for) Peace

The lovely Tiny Owl Workshop is collating a number of Letters to Peace to sell, with the proceeds going to charity. Link to come when it’s complete and published. Here’s a beautifully written synopsis if you want to join in. The world – your life – can turn on a dime. Whenever I hear this […]

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