Monthly Archives: May 2016

The Best of Chopin

When I’m working on something difficult, I put on Glenn Gould playing the Goldberg variations in the background. I tune everything out but his piano and somehow my mind feels more serene and focused and I’m able to produce a crisp if unexciting document. Once Glenn is done, other YouTube suggestions pop up. The best […]

Does Age Matter?

When I was watching “Hello, My Name is Doris” I was thinking about that. Doris is very vintage (not really “new vintage” as the hipster crowd labels her), and it’s difficult to decide if to see her as a cool old broad or a weird old broad. Her romantic fixation on the much younger creative […]