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: January 8

Today, I took in: 

the rest of the first season of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Katherine Anne Porter’s “The Cracked Looking-Glass” in 100 Years of the Best American Short Stories


I made:

perhaps a bit of a stretch, but I bought and assembled some file drawers, and organized a large corner of my room into a usable office space — this was most of my day, really

music with my community choir

Taking and Making: January 6

Today, I took in:

the end of The Dark is Rising 

three episodes of Castle


I made: 

a couple lovely hours of music with my friend — he on guitar and me on vocals; we did a pretty kickass “Zombie” and “Wish You Were Here” and a not-bad “Spooky,” among others

small progress with five minutes of Spanish practice on Duolingo