One way to determine whether you, like me, are a cheapskate is to take what I call the Guitar Pick Test. If you've been using the same guitar pick for more than twenty years, you are most definitely a cheapskate. Here's a photo of some of the guitar picks I use on a regular basis:…Read more The Guitar Pick Test
Whether you enjoyed the premiere of Vinyl as the folks at Rolling Stone did or hated it like the folks at The New Yorker, you were no doubt left wondering whether that reference to Lyme disease about halfway through the episode rang true. The reference occurs when Bobby Cannavale's character, Richie Finestra, visits the home…Read more Vinyl and Lyme Disease
I watched this squirrel drag a slice of pizza over a four-foot mound of snow, across my yard, and up a tree. Note the defiance in its eyes toward the end of the clip.
Just doing some Christmas shopping when I stumbled upon a shop called The Land of Nod, which sells children's furniture. It's an odd name for a children's furniture store, considering that Nod is where Cain was exiled after killing Abel in the Book of Genesis. Makes one wonder what the store's slogan is and whether…Read more The Land of Nod
Here's a movie I made for my music class. I call it "Outside the Bachs." It's a pun on the fact that the movie is essentially someone opening a box and the music consists of two pieces by Bach that I "corrupted." (In other words, I'm thinking outside the usual interpretations of these two Bach…Read more Outside the Bachs
I'm trying to get more students to drop by during my office hours for help with coursework. Here's what I came up with...