I’m in the midst of heavy research on the song cycle La Chanson D’Eve, tech week for a minor opera scenes performance, and preparing my students for a recital of their own. And I have writer’s block. My weekly motto is: enjoy a tall pitcher of martini, take a deep sigh, and get shit done.


Birthday gift from the stud who cooks my dinners. Good choice for his local stool warmer. I shall impart what I learn to you, doll face. It’s good to know your whiskies.