Local scenes, people, issues, places, experiences.
The final edited video for the first performance of our elementary school’s School of Rock - an 80-member rock band including ages from pre-K to fifth grade and skill levels from complete novice to experienced performers. That’s me oompahing on the tuba at 1:33. I suggested the song, arranged it and did lead vocals and tuba for a performance by our adult band as a demo for the kids, and coached the wind section. My daughter is visible singing at 2:02 (on left, in profile) and at various other places. The whole project was a blast, and we’re now working on our next song in the second 10-week session. read more...
The Ithaca Journal published an article [no longer available online] about my SHIP site and the new maps I’ve been working on. Thanks, Krisy!
Here’s a direct link to the newest map, which is mainly cool because you can click on it to see details. I’ll be integrating that into the other maps soon.
“Manos found guilty
Jury convicts Ithaca woman of murder, abuse of niece, 2”
But not completely.
Wounds heal into scars, sometimes beautiful scars.
But not always. read more...
The local paper doesn’t keep their archives available very long, but here it is.
Second time in three years! Small town, I guess.
Clara and I often get smiles from
strangers as we walk through town, with Clara riding in her
backpack, singing and swinging her feet. It was a great
feeling that she was so happy: just three days ago
she woke up from her nap with a fever of 106 degrees, and
spent a traumatic evening in the emergency room. read more...
It’s been bugging me that Clara hasn’t seen any of Ithaca’s waterfalls. (Well, she did last year, but she doesn’t remember that.) She saw this puny little stream flowing over rocks at the Buffalo Zoo, and it was very nice and otters were playing in it and all, but she kept talking about the “water falling,” and, once instructed, the waterfall. We live in Waterfall Central, so her experience needed widening. read more...