Monthly Archives: November 2012

Thanksgiving

Tablecloths and plates appear, and three of the students are slicing cake they’ve baked — an all-from-scratch pumpking pie, pumpkin/chocolate bars, and a cranberry cheesecake.  There’s a festive air in the 7b (11th grade) classroom.  I’m not sure quite what to … Continue reading

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Turning 30

  The first weekend of November, my roommate blessed me with an early birthday gift of a concert at the Musikverein (the “Golden Hall” you might have seen on the broadcast each year of Vienna’s New Year’s Eve concert).  The hall is considered to … Continue reading

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Be joyful in hope…

It’s 5:30 in the afternoon and already dark as I walk to the music uni, feeling tired and a little discouraged.  Along the way, I am mulling over the latest encounter with our neighbor over the piano.  Although I couldn’t catch much of her fast-paced … Continue reading

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