experienceamf 2012: In Pictures

This is one of those experiences that I found very hard to sum up. So here’s four weeks of music + meeting new people + lovely scenery + lovely food in one post. Pictures were taken with iPhone, sometimes Instagrammed, and sometimes with a Canon DSLR I borrowed. Lorimer Chapel, perhaps the first day I … Continue reading

vocabulary lessons: “something”

The vocabulary used to describe/define relationships, or non-relationships, is very interesting. “I thought we had something.” “She has a thing for him.” That’s very vague, isn’t it? I suppose the point is that the vagueness of the word is such that it comes to mean something after a while, even if not explicitly spelled out. Something … Continue reading

Do I dare? Literature Inspired Art

I’m all for literature-inspired art. Saw this on Facebook the other day, and I think it’s pretty cool. About the inspiration for this project, the artist, Evan Robertson, wrote, That’s the spirit of this series of illustrations. I took little snippets of text and ideas from some of my favorite authors (with some notable exceptions that … Continue reading

Music as Food

About a month ago, at a piano concert, one of the AMF piano fellows mentioned that in their attempt to put together a coherent program, they ended up putting together something that resembled “the appetizer platter at TGI Friday’s.” I commented on Facebook later that I didn’t think this was a Bad Thing necessarily, and … Continue reading


“First of all, from what I understand from doctors [pregnancy from rape] is really rare,” Akin told KTVI-TV in an interview posted Sunday. “If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.” Akin said that even in the worst-case scenario — when the supposed natural protections against unwanted … Continue reading

What’s in my cup, August

Apple cinnamon tea, Lipton. Long-form blog posts are exhausting. Going to spend the day with a friend in Providence.