Sonnets & ‘A Lover’s Complaint,’ and ‘Various Poems’ from The Oxford Shakespeare: The Complete Works, by William Shakespeare

Love, death, the muse, the tangled web of attraction, and friendship are probably the most basic subjects covered in Shakespeare's sonnets. One of the most famous ones is the one numbered 18 in this collection, staring with "Shall I compare thee to a summer's day..." Most of the time I think that's the only one … Continue reading Sonnets & ‘A Lover’s Complaint,’ and ‘Various Poems’ from The Oxford Shakespeare: The Complete Works, by William Shakespeare

Biting Off More Than I Can Chew, or, how to make a REALISTIC practice plan.

Life's done that pesky intervening thing and I've had to scale back my ambitions a bit. Too many changes at work and too much to prep for in the next few weeks has made me change my plans regarding music study and performance art. I'm taking a short break from crazy (thankfully), but now I … Continue reading Biting Off More Than I Can Chew, or, how to make a REALISTIC practice plan.

Another Abandoned Dog, or, Why do people have to be so damned lousy?

I think I saw it this morning, or maybe I mistook what I saw because I was distracted by my own dog. I don't tend to take her out in the morning right before work, but she was on the leash and I wouldn't have to chase her everywhere to get her back in the … Continue reading Another Abandoned Dog, or, Why do people have to be so damned lousy?