Curing Epilepsy With Mozart

You know, at this point we’ll try anything. We are currently on medication number seven. We have reduced screen time. We have monitored activity levels and body stress. We are working towards cutting all sugar out of our diets (except for when, I assume, I will sneak out in the middle of the night and […]

The Opera Alphabet (Which I Will Now Rap For You)

As you know, my wife is out of town. So I did this today. Happy Friday! Aida’s assaulted and attacked and angers Amneris Also Andrea Chenier agitates all Paris But Billy Budd’s bod by Benjamin Britten Is Bangin’ and Boomin’. Opera bug has bitten. Callas can clearly communicate Carmen And Cecilia’s Cosi is iconically charming […]

Music I Wish I Had Written

Have you ever loved something so much that you wish you had created it?  It sounds, on the surface, like a very strange thing.  Are we not lazy Americans?!  Is it not better to have someone else do the work, and then to sit back and enjoy the fruits of their labor?  What is is […]

A New Way to Remember Dates

I did well in school, but I could have done better.  The thing is, I am terrible at remembering dates.  Sure, there are a few that we all know, like “In 1492 Columbus sailed the ocean blue,” and the 1776 signing of the Declaration of Independence, but most dates just slip right out of my […]

The New Versions of Food

There are some classic manufactured and processed foods that have been around forever.  Oreos.  Cheerios.  Chips Ahoy.  Wheat Thins.  You know.  The standard classics.  I’m not sure if these items are just so good that they have stood the test of consumer time, or if they have just been around so long that we can’t […]