Piano

Perhaps you know this, or perhaps you are unaware: I was trained in piano for ten years. The summer I was eight, the four of us climbed into the car and drove to a piano warehouse, where we purchased a repurposed and gorgeous Kawai. That piano has received countless compliments over the years, for its […]

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Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

(DISCLAIMER: Spoilers!) I recently saw the sequel to Mamma Mia! And boy, do I have a lot of feelings about it. Some are positive, some are negative. Let us begin with the title of the movie: Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again. At first glance, this is simply a clever way to name a sequel […]

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Shallow Is Important, Too

I feel there is a pervasive school of thought that believes that people should only nourish their deeper selves. While it is important to nourish the finer thoughts and feelings one has, it is also important to nourish the shallower parts of the person. For example: you aren’t with your partner (if you have one) […]

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Autumn Playlist

Autumn Leaves – Nat King Cole Do I Wanna Know? – Arctic Monkeys Castle on the Hill – Ed Sheeran I See Fire – Smooth Progressions Dog Days Are Over – Florence + the Machine 40 Day Dream – Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros Youngblood – 5 Seconds of Summer Where Are You Now […]

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15 Facts about Me!

I am a synesthete. (See earlier post on synesthesia.) My favorite color is cerulean blue. To me, the color represents joy and excitement, and the warmth and relaxation of the beach. Starting from a very young age, I was obsessed with the Titanic. I even met Bob Ballard and got his signed book (thanks mom!). […]

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Synesthesia

Synesthesia. A word a surprising amount of people have heard, but many do not understand. According to the Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy, the word synesthesia comes from the Greek syn- and aesthesis, meaning “union” and “sensation,” respectively. Its figurative translation means “to perceive together.” Synesthesia is, by definition, a sense impression made on one part […]

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Sunday Morning Classical Playlist

En Bateau – Claude Debussy By a Sleepy Lagoon – Eric Coates Sailing By – Ronald Binge Nessun Dorma (instrumental) – Giacomo Puccini Peer Gynt Suite No. 1 – Edvard Grieg The Blue Danube Waltz – Johann Strauss II The Swan – Camille Saint-Saens Gymnopedie No. 1 – Erik Satie Romance – Rachmaninoff La Mer […]

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