The end of 2017: A year in review

A year seems like such a long time when we're in the midst of it, and yet, suddenly I find we're at the end of another. I made a "year in review" post last year, and I thought I'd keep the tradition going this time around too. This idea was inspired by my friend's blog... Continue Reading →

Can I Play Too? Part 2, the Piano Edition

Happy New Year everyone! After my violin post, I got a request to make a blog post about pianos! I did my best to be concise, but alas, as a piano player, I have a lot to say about this topic. Be warned that there are a lot of factors to consider, and that it... Continue Reading →

Alchemy—I mean, marinara sauce

Over the past years, I've gone from buying various brands of tomato sauces to making my own. Full disclosure, I do tend eyeball the amount a lot, or taste-test until I like it, so the measurements are guesstimates. But I'm sure you'll find your own sweet spot with the measurements anyway, once you taste-test your... Continue Reading →

Why write?

Hey guys! A bit of a break after the holidays, but I'm back now. I thought I'd start off the new year with a new topic: writing. This past year (maybe more like 1.5-2 by now), I've picked up another creative hobby—story writing. Now, this wasn't something like music. I hadn't been writing my whole... Continue Reading →

Pancakes!

Bit of a break from the music posts for...*drumrolls* First recipe post! Pancakes! I'm not a master chef or anything, I can't make drawings or designs out of pancakes, but I think the ones I do make taste pretty bitchin'. And that's the most important to me, is the taste. Chocolate chips make everything better... Continue Reading →

Love the music you play

As you might know from my very first introductory post, I am both a scientist and a musician. I bring up both these points because that's how this story starts--in the lab, talking about music. Specifically, talking to our lab tech about her daughter's piano practice. This may be an odd thing to say, but... Continue Reading →

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