The Farm

Oct. 12, 1941 Dear Grace:  Just got the pictures yesterday that were taken at…


The List and The Kitchen Timer

Recently I listened to an interview with Elizabeth Gilbert on the podcast On…


15 Outfits

Last week my best friend Lora and I were talking on the phone. “I have…


Heat Wave Variations

It is officially too hot to do anything. It's during times like this that I…


All or Nothing

I’m afraid, like many people, I have a rather binary, all or nothing……


Summer of Inhabiting the Rests

Some of my students have discovered a whole new meaning to the concept of…


Practice Holes

In March. I played a piece for one of Matt’s choirs called Songstream by Alice…


The Amaryllis

No matter what happens, I’ve always known I was inheriting the amaryllis.…


Over the Boat

Composer Alice Parker tells this story about the years when she was working…


79 Letters: A Crisis of Practice

In retrospect, I believe it started with the purse. In late February my mother…