Category: Human Archives

Waves & Restoration

Every time I visit my friends on Fire Island I get up early and go for long walks.  For years I’ve been trying to get a glimpse of this elusive red fox that so many people on the island seem…

Cold Beer & Satisfaction

My father raised me right.  Among other things he taught me how to appreciate beer. He used to tell me that on a hot day nothing quite quenched thirst like an icy, cold beer.  I’d like to add to my…

Delight & Summer Toes

Summer toes are not like winter toes.  Summer toes are slightly browned from sun exposure.  Who ever remembers to put sunscreen on their toes every day? Summer toes have weird tan lines from different sandals.  They are happy and relaxed,…

Ode to Joy

Few things in life compare to the thrill of playing Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, the famous “Ode to Joy” symphony as it is commonly known.  Recently I played this piece for only the third time in my life and it was…

Humility

During fall 2008, I was unable to use my right hand for almost 6 weeks due to an injury. Most of the trouble stemmed from my thumb.  For almost a month I couldn’t even turn a doorknob. I had nerve…