Writing Young

Writing Young

A decade ago I sat in a collegiate music composition class and listened to a professor explain how, in order to write a truly great song, it was necessary to hone an idea over and over, fully exploring it and discovering the best way to implement it. Young people, he posited, struggled with this because [...]

Vindicated

Vindicated

Halloween is a strange time when people wear crazy outfits, drink like the key to life is hidden at the bottom of a bottle of cheap vodka, and desperately try to seem attractive. So it's college, basically. Fitting, then, that ten years ago I got to enjoy my first college Halloween. For the record, I failed [...]

The New Year

It's been seven years since I last got ready for a new school year. Well, as a student, at least. After college I spent my first two years as a "professional" - yes, with quotes - working in a university environment with my schedule still dictated by academia. So I'm five years removed, if you're [...]