Monthly Archives: January 2019

A Memorable Day in Trombone History

Today was a memorable day in trombone history: Sage played in his first Solo and Ensemble festival. Since he’s only in fifth grade, he didn’t receive a score, but his band teacher enrolled him in the festival for the experience and feedback. Sage did some last-minute practicing before we left: And in the gym: Unfortunately, […]


Middle of January it may be, but you’d never know that if you looked out the window; the few patches of snow clinging to an otherwise naked landscape look more like a scene from March. I can’t help feeling unnerved by the freakish lack of snow, so I’m trying to look on the Bright Side […]

A Model Child

Sage’s aunt and uncle, with well-placed faith in his abilities, purchased him a wooden model car for Christmas–even though it was clearly marked for ages 14 and up. “He may be ten, but he’s a mature ten,” my brother observed. While I would often dispute that statement, when it comes to model cars, my brother […]