Taking and Making: February 19

Today, I took in:

The first two chapters of The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

three episodes of Person of Interest


I made:

the rest of a post on Hidden Figures for Black History Month (really enjoyed writing that one)

good progress on learning some tricky parts of Verdi’s “Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves” in choir



Taking and Making: February 5

Today, I took in: 

one chapter of A People’s History of the United States

the rest of Over Sea, Under Stone

May Erlewine’s albums Mother Lion and Golden


I made:

a short post on some visual artists for Black History Month

a silly pose that went over very well with the kids at the after-school center

an effort at singing Italian for the first time for a new piece we’re doing in choir