Close friends say I am warm, empathetic, sympathetic, generous,
funny, and all kinds of other positive adjectives. My cats say I
don't pay enough attention to them. My students say I am too hard & demanding (but some of them later tell me that they learned more failing my class than in classes where they got good
What do I say? To quote Winnifred the Woebegone, "I'm SHY, just
incredibly SHY..." (If you get the reference, you understand.)
Singing major choral works with a large chorus -- email me if you want information about our Carnegie Hall performances -- and singing music of the 14th & 15th centuries with a small a cappella ensemble.
Trying to do the NY Times crossword puzzle and fending off my cat's "help" at the same time. And yes, I still use the "dead tree"
version of the Times.
Knitting and crocheting. Going on local hikes.
Spoiling my two cats.
Trying to figure out where to put things in my new apartment (and
realizing that I need more bookcases).
A brand-new acquaintance said that the first thing she noticed was my "regal bearing." My mother would be so proud!
(A) Authors: Terry Pratchett, Neil Gaiman, Sharyn McCrumb,Bernard Cornwell, Frank McCourt, Elizabeth George, Patrick O'Brian, and many more.
(B) Television/Movies: The Wire, Torchwood, Dr. Who, I, Claudius, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Burn Notice, White Collar, Lion in Winter(the ORIGINAL, not the remake!!!), La Reine Margot, Juana La Loca, Das Boot, The Sandbaggers, Stalingrad, and many more.
(C) Music, Genre & Composer: Renaissance & Medieval choral &/or instrumental, Brahms, Celtic (mostly traditional), Scandinavian fiddle, Astor Piazzola, JS Bach, Gershwin, Cole Porter, Josquin, Palestrina, Gesualdo & many, many more.
(C) Music, Performers: The Bobs, Karen Akers, Gerard Souzay, Johnny Cunningham, Phil Cunningham, Silly Wizard, the Tallis Scholars, the Buena Vista Social Club, Bare Necessities, Bonnie Raitt, Old Blind Dogs, & many, many more.
(D) Food: Thai, Sushi, French, really good bread (especially sourdough), imported dark chocolate, dry red wine (French, Chilean, Spanish, Californian), single malt scotch (not too smokey: Bunnahabhain, Glen Morangie), omelets, coffee, ice cream, coffee ice cream
good dark chocolate
The Paul Taylor Dance Company
What Paul Taylor's dances mean.
Why the apartment doesn't clean itself.
Why Artemus, my 3 year old boy cat, finds it necessary to gallop around the apartment & bounce off the walls when I am trying to sleep.
You should NOT email me if you use text-message spelling. Sorry, but if you are going to write, why not take the extra time to write whole words?