Bach, Burn, Books and Botany

This past weekend the Beloved and I took a trip up to Pasadena. The reason for the visit was the last of her Christmas presents, which were tickets to see the Cal Phil perform Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos (some of her favorites). Moreover, we coupled the opportunity to get together with some friends that we too-rarely…

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Back to the Bench

In science, the phrase “back to the bench” typically means a return to the laboratory after a period of not doing experiments – usually caused by writing papers or grants, or in my case becoming a (gasp) manager. Now my minions laugh themselves silly whenever I suggest that I’m going to perform an experiment more…

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A Chord of Questions

So tonight is the last night of my piano class and our final.  It’s been sort of a strange semester – and I can’t believe it’s gone by this quickly.   Much like last year, the class was whittled down from Standing-Room-Only (25+) to about 6 people.  Last semester, I think it was because our teacher…

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Unanticipatedly Off

So the delivery of our new washer and dryer was scheduled for this morning (please be home between 8:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.) – and after a really packed couple of weeks leading up to the end of the quarter, this week was fairly open and so I told The Beloved that I could cover…

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The Good, The Bach, and The Ugly

As these things usually go, we’d thought that this might be a low-key weekend as we prepared to move over next weekend – and of course, we were wrong… The Good.  We had the final walk-through on the new house — (which I’m now going to refer to as “The Aerie” which is a reference…

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