This week, the Morewood Parking Lot, where I have an annual parking permit for commuting to work at Carnegie Mellon University, is being used for the annual CMU Spring Carnival, so this year I opted for the new possibility opened up by CMU Parking Services to volunteer to not park in my lot, in order to reduce demand for parking. In return, I get a $50 credit toward my parking fee.
Congratulations! You have successfully completed the free online offering of Software Engineering for Software as a Service (Part I), offered February to April, 2012. To successfully complete this free online class, students were required to watch lectures, complete quizzes, and do weekly assignments.
Mar 31, 2012 · 2 minute read · Comments danceEnglish country dancecontra danceMideast early music workshop
By “accident”, today I participated in my first sampling of both English country dance and contra dance. Abby and I went to a large birthday celebration in which many of the guests were musicians and dancers, and hence there was live music performed by friends and someone who taught and called dances.
I hadn’t intended to participate, despite having the idea of trying contra dance planted in my head three months ago, but out of a sense of etiquette and opportunity, did participate in a couple of the “easier” dances.
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It’s been eleven days since my last blog post on my flute progress. During this time, there have been various changes in my life, including radical changes in my musical life. It will take me a couple of additional blog posts to discuss these changes, but for now, I’ll talk only about today’s snapshot of my flute activity.
Mar 18, 2012 · 1 minute read · Comments musicrecorderflutePittsburghharmonyGeorg Philipp Telemann
Today I enjoyed yet another monthly meeting of the Pittsburgh chapter of the American Recorder Society. I haven’t been talking much about playing recorder, because I’ve been focused almost entirely on flute in my own practice, but I’ve been faithfully attending the monthly meetings of the recorder society, because I very much enjoy playing in an ensemble and continuing to learn to be a more aware and sensitive ensemble musician.
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