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NaNoWriMo update: day three and I’m still writing

NaNoWriMo update: day three and I’m still writing

I know this seems like a small achievement, but it’s really not. I have 4000 words of fiction! That’s more than I’ve had in a long time! I also went to the library and borrowed a bunch of books on convict women. I haven’t really written...
Music makes people better

Music makes people better

Tonight, even though we’re on break for school holidays, we had a special Symphonic Band rehearsal with guest conductor, Laszlo Marosi. He is a Hungarian conductor who teaches at the University of Florida and has worked with ensembles all over the world. He...
Fatigue that is always lurking

Fatigue that is always lurking

Will I ever get used to exhaustion that seems to come from nowhere? I don’t think there’s any one cause – it’s probably a combination of the diabetes, thalassemia and depression. But even when I think I’m managing my activity loads okay...
On playing flute again

On playing flute again

For a couple of years in high school, my flute was like another piece of me. Dragged through interminable practice sessions and lessons, from one side of town to the other. Waved around in band practice and sparkling as it led the younger flute players in ensemble. In...

I’m still here

Poor, neglected blog. *pat, pat* This is the obligatory “oh my goodness it’s been so long” and “I am planning to blog more” post that usually comes after a long absence. Also my first post for 2017. That’s weird. I suppose I...