Archive for April, 2010

Wear Sunscreen

by Mary Schmich, Chicogo Tribune, June 1, 1997 Wear sunscreen. If I could offer you only one tip for the future, sunscreen would be it. The long-term benefits of sunscreen have been proved by scientists, whereas the rest of my advice has no basis more reliable than my own meandering experience. I will dispense this […]

Learning to Write

What do you remember about learning to write in school? I remember that in elementary school there was a green strip of paper going around the classroom at the top of the walls.  The alphabet was printed with big white letters on the green paper.  Big A, little a, Big B, little b, etc.  Instructions […]


Azaleas seem to be the only plants flowering this Spring in Tampa after the several hard freezes we endured.  Here is an azalea blossom I photographed in the studio today.

Time Signature: That thing got a Hemiola?

Here are links to several online music resources that helped with a recent search for information on “Hemiola.” A fairly detailed history of Dvorak’s music and its various time signatures:  ClassicalArchives. Encyclopedia-type article covering a wide variety of time signatures and providing some examples of Western popular music using complex time signatures, including songs by […]