moving: chapter seven (the new job)

I finally have some positive job-related news to share with everyone -- I'm officially the new keyboardist for Christ Church United Methodist in Wellesley, Massachusetts. It's a small, but wonderful, congregation in a beautiful little pocket of New England and I've made fast friends with the Rev. Hope Luckie, the pastor, and Jeanne Lucas, the office … Continue reading moving: chapter seven (the new job)

moving: chapter five (what am i doing here?)

The self-doubt is settling in. This is not a pity piece.  I'm not sharing this to invite waves of well-wishing from all my friends back in Bloomington.  I just need to dwell a little bit on the challenges of entering a new job market. ***** I have no idea what I'm doing here.  The possibilities seem … Continue reading moving: chapter five (what am i doing here?)

tiger moms and such…

I wasn't going to bother reading Amy Chua's 'Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother'.  From all the descriptions, reviews, and reactions, it just seemed too... too stereotypical to be believed... too outrageous to take seriously. But now I just might  -- April's issue of 'The Atlantic' has a series of essays regarding the book in … Continue reading tiger moms and such…