stony brook university orchestra

13 november 2018 / staller center \ stony brook university

March on a Russian Theme – Glazunov
“New World” Symphony – Dvorák
Suite Hébraïque for viola – Bloch

holiday challenge 18

nice final on-water row this morning \ all of us wore a beanie / on to the holiday erg challenge which starts on thanksgiving day & ends on christmas eve \ concept2 will donate $.02 per kilometer to the rower’s choice of charity <my charity this year is the world bicycle relief >  beyond 100k, concept2 will donate $.04 per kilometer / you can choose to do 100k or 200k


squirrel hill

this is a sad day for us in pittsburgh / although i live in the suburbs, the neighborhood of squirrel hill is a part of my life and my family’s \ this is where we regularly go to eat good chinese food, where we browse and shop for craft jewelry, where we watch limited-run movies, where we discover bands during the street festival / this where i get old vinyl, where i got my mandolin repaired, where my long gone wedding photography studio used to be / where many good friends and their children live \ the tree of life synagogue is where a good friend & his family worship / so this horrific hate crime is jolting \ i did not think this could happen to us in pittsburgh but sadly it has hit home

hoto 2018

Allegheny River / Pittsburgh \ 6 October 2018

i got a tan <and a bronze> today  \ beautiful and sunny one moment, torrential rain the next / what can you say?  it’s hoto! \ good luck to our high school rowers in hoto day 2 tomorrow!


the full album

found these while cleaning the basement / have not listened to these full albums in at least five years \ does anyone still do that? / or have we all surrendered to technology?  \ curating made easy by tech! / but this set will be my work drive sounds for next few months or maybe just weeks

amy & best friends

the two friends exchanged presents as they met up to start fall semester / to their amazement, each had created a portrait of amy winehouse in their own artistic styles \ right there and then they declared amy jade winehouse as a symbol of their friendship / a quaint vignette of a college friendship