Damien Rice’s New Song: “My Favourite Faded Fantasy”

Damien Rice’s New Song: “My Favourite Faded Fantasy”

It has been eight years since Damien Rice’s last studio album, 9, and now a new album is on the horizon.  A long wait, but with some artists you know you will be rewarded with your patience and his new…

Boston and King Crimson

Boston and King Crimson

Earlier this week I went to see one of my favorite bands, King Crimson, perform in Boston.  They are a progressive rock band led by the inimitable Robert Fripp, a virtuoso guitarist who is well known for his pioneering experimentation…

The Ice Bucket Challenge

The Ice Bucket Challenge

As you are certainly well aware, the hot new craze to sweep the nation this summer was to participate in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.  As I write this in early September, I am also certain that you are possibly…

Summer 2014

Summer 2014

We probably picked a more ideal time to start this blog, in the midst of the beginning chaos of the school year, rather than charting our exploits and adventures through the summer.  Nothing draws more disdain than two teachers on…

Medieval Times

Medieval Times

For the six years now I have assisted in chaperoning the seventh grade on an annual trip four hours away by coach bus to Lyndhurst, New Jersey to attend Medieval Times (1-800-WE-JOUST), a two-hour “dinner and tournament.”  Those of you…

Making Music

Making Music

For reasons that still are not quite clear or understandable to either of us, we never played music together until recently.  We’ve both been musicians, in some sense, for quite a large portion of our lives. Heidi’s experience with music…

The School Year Cycle

The School Year Cycle

It’s that time of year where we end our summer and begin the school year.  I was going to put this all into some kind of agricultural metaphor, but there was no appropriate analogy for fertilizing with manure.  Which is…