Category Archives: Gloriously awkward moments

Arboring Resentment

When I was younger, Arbor Day sort of used to be a thing. At some point during the school day, we’d receive little conifer saplings in long, perforated plastic bags which we were then urged to go plant somewhere. I … Continue reading

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How (Not) to Ruin a Classical Music Performance

Advice from a performing musician Part 2: Please refrain from talking or other disruptive behavior during the performance. I recently saw someone pose the question, “Why do we applaud after a performance?”(ie, why that has become tradition).  This  is a … Continue reading

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Deck the Halls

Why is it that all elementary schools, in one way or another, smell the same? Even after all these years since I was a student in one myself, I can walk into a grade school and immediately be transported back … Continue reading

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