One photo every day since 2014. It’s just a part of my mission to find beauty in my day-to-day life.

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A break from work to catch up with @rachelgrimsby with food and beverages! Congrats on completing your first year of doctorate study! - May 20, 2018 #justkeepswimming #gogreen

A break from work to catch up with @rachelgrimsby with food and beverages! Congrats on completing your first year of doctorate study! - May 20, 2018 #justkeepswimming #gogreen

Throwback Saturday to last summer, and this war zone over Lake Michigan.  Found myself missing Michigan often tonight ... kinda wishing I was there right now. - May 19, 2018 #calmdown

Throwback Saturday to last summer, and this war zone over Lake Michigan. Found myself missing Michigan often tonight ... kinda wishing I was there right now. - May 19, 2018 #calmdown

As a thank you, these UD music education seniors asked me out to dinner tonight (although it really should be me thanking them) ... Such an incredible and unforgettable night with these beautiful humans ... I am SO VERY thankful and blessed to be a Blue Hen! - May 18, 2018 #gobluehens #amazingpeople

As a thank you, these UD music education seniors asked me out to dinner tonight (although it really should be me thanking them) ... Such an incredible and unforgettable night with these beautiful humans ... I am SO VERY thankful and blessed to be a Blue Hen! - May 18, 2018 #gobluehens #amazingpeople

A beautifully unforgettable day ended in this space with that gorgeous piano ... Blessed, thankful, and ready to see what the future may hold. - May 17, 2018 #thefeelingofeverything

A beautifully unforgettable day ended in this space with that gorgeous piano ... Blessed, thankful, and ready to see what the future may hold. - May 17, 2018 #thefeelingofeverything

Read through this one pretty fast (for me). Some very interesting thoughts in here ... - May 16, 2018 #itsradicalbecauseswearwords

Read through this one pretty fast (for me). Some very interesting thoughts in here ... - May 16, 2018 #itsradicalbecauseswearwords

Our final MUED 379 class met today! - May 15, 2018 #futuremusicteachers #gobluehens

Our final MUED 379 class met today! - May 15, 2018 #futuremusicteachers #gobluehens

Throwback Monday to this day in 2011, when Steamboat and I helped a friend locate a soon-to-be mama heifer that wandered off.  1) Wyoming!  2) We found mama and kept our distance as she calved a healthy bull calf right then!  3) Stick (or whatever that is in my mouth) was added for overall effect. - May 14, 2018 #pastadventures #holycow #grablifebythehorns #andothercowpuns

Throwback Monday to this day in 2011, when Steamboat and I helped a friend locate a soon-to-be mama heifer that wandered off. 1) Wyoming! 2) We found mama and kept our distance as she calved a healthy bull calf right then! 3) Stick (or whatever that is in my mouth) was added for overall effect. - May 14, 2018 #pastadventures #holycow #grablifebythehorns #andothercowpuns

Yeah, I’m kinda blocking her face in this photo, but it’s still one of my favorites of us. Happy Mother’s Day, mom! - May 13, 2018 #momsforthewin #dancingthenightaway

Yeah, I’m kinda blocking her face in this photo, but it’s still one of my favorites of us. Happy Mother’s Day, mom! - May 13, 2018 #momsforthewin #dancingthenightaway

One of your responsibilities as a dog sitter is finding the right spot to scratch. - May 12, 2018 #smile #alittletotheleft #dogsofinstagram

One of your responsibilities as a dog sitter is finding the right spot to scratch. - May 12, 2018 #smile #alittletotheleft #dogsofinstagram

Thank you to the University of Delaware for the nomination into their chapter of The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi! - May 11, 2018 #nerdalert #gobluehens

Thank you to the University of Delaware for the nomination into their chapter of The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi! - May 11, 2018 #nerdalert #gobluehens

An evening out with Guido - May 10, 2018 #keeponefootinfrontoftheother #daybydaywegetbetterandbetter

An evening out with Guido - May 10, 2018 #keeponefootinfrontoftheother #daybydaywegetbetterandbetter

Throwback Wednesday to yesterday. This is Teacher Appreciation Week, and thus I am appreciating my students (both past and present) ... They‘ve been my greatest teachers. - May 9, 2018 #teacherappreciationweek #goknights #gopanthers #gogreen #gobluehens

Throwback Wednesday to yesterday. This is Teacher Appreciation Week, and thus I am appreciating my students (both past and present) ... They‘ve been my greatest teachers. - May 9, 2018 #teacherappreciationweek #goknights #gopanthers #gogreen #gobluehens

A special thanks to @ssminey79 who joined our graduate seminar this evening to discuss culturally relevant teaching and the great work she is doing at her high school gig! It was truly a fantastic conversation! - May 8, 2018 #somanysmartfriends

A special thanks to @ssminey79 who joined our graduate seminar this evening to discuss culturally relevant teaching and the great work she is doing at her high school gig! It was truly a fantastic conversation! - May 8, 2018 #somanysmartfriends

It’s been two months and one week, but our landlord’s insurance claim finally went through ... So the tree that almost hit me was chopped up and hauled away today! - May 7, 2018 #byegirlbye #fallingforyou #breakup #itsnotmeitsyou

It’s been two months and one week, but our landlord’s insurance claim finally went through ... So the tree that almost hit me was chopped up and hauled away today! - May 7, 2018 #byegirlbye #fallingforyou #breakup #itsnotmeitsyou

Of course we have a mug from a funeral home ... Who doesn’t? - May 6, 2018 #stayinalive #thankstocaffeine

Of course we have a mug from a funeral home ... Who doesn’t? - May 6, 2018 #stayinalive #thankstocaffeine

Dusty, dirty, and tied down ... I spent part of this afternoon ripping out some of her insides (don’t worry, I was real gentle). Keep your fingers crossed and she might be road-ready by next week ... - May 5, 2018 #wheretofirst #lotsofworktodo

Dusty, dirty, and tied down ... I spent part of this afternoon ripping out some of her insides (don’t worry, I was real gentle). Keep your fingers crossed and she might be road-ready by next week ... - May 5, 2018 #wheretofirst #lotsofworktodo

1) Screw the diet. This was needed.  2) Apparently I wasn’t the only one who thought this was a good idea ... - May 4, 2018 #summershereandthetimeisright

1) Screw the diet. This was needed. 2) Apparently I wasn’t the only one who thought this was a good idea ... - May 4, 2018 #summershereandthetimeisright

Dinner date. - May 3, 2018 #excitedtobehere #wearebothexhausted

Dinner date. - May 3, 2018 #excitedtobehere #wearebothexhausted

Had dinner with Guido tonight ... Him and I will be roommates next week while his parents head off to Greece for their honeymoon! - May 2, 2018 #dogsofinstagram #couchsurfing

Had dinner with Guido tonight ... Him and I will be roommates next week while his parents head off to Greece for their honeymoon! - May 2, 2018 #dogsofinstagram #couchsurfing

A HUGE thank you to Dr. Adam Kruse for Skyping in to our graduate seminar this evening! He discussed hip-hop music education and how we might make our current music education spaces more worthy of access to hip-hop communities. I’m absolutely floored that I know such amazing people ... - May 1, 2018 #hiphopmusiced #myfriendsarethebest

A HUGE thank you to Dr. Adam Kruse for Skyping in to our graduate seminar this evening! He discussed hip-hop music education and how we might make our current music education spaces more worthy of access to hip-hop communities. I’m absolutely floored that I know such amazing people ... - May 1, 2018 #hiphopmusiced #myfriendsarethebest

Student teacher observations are always educational. - April 30, 2018 #justkeeponefootinfrontoftheother

Student teacher observations are always educational. - April 30, 2018 #justkeeponefootinfrontoftheother

OMGOMGOMGOMG - April 29, 2018 #infinitywar #sundaynightout

OMGOMGOMGOMG - April 29, 2018 #infinitywar #sundaynightout

Don’t go, Josh! - April 28, 2018 #untilnexttime #happytrails

Don’t go, Josh! - April 28, 2018 #untilnexttime #happytrails

After over two years apart, “The Mister Wives” are finally reunited! - April 27, 2018 #gogreen #friendsforever #looseintheankles

After over two years apart, “The Mister Wives” are finally reunited! - April 27, 2018 #gogreen #friendsforever #looseintheankles

Together again! - April 26, 2018 #gogreen #allthegin

Together again! - April 26, 2018 #gogreen #allthegin

I’m kind of cheating on today’s photo of the day ... it’s really two photos edited into one, but I just HAD to share this beautiful design. Today, I completed my collection of all three limited edition “Back to the Future” soundtrack vinyl records. The photo on the left is the cover art for each of the three albums, and the photo on the right is each album with the gatefold cover open. These just might be my favorite albums in my collection! - April 25, 2018 #absolutelygorgeous #bttf #vinylcollection

I’m kind of cheating on today’s photo of the day ... it’s really two photos edited into one, but I just HAD to share this beautiful design. Today, I completed my collection of all three limited edition “Back to the Future” soundtrack vinyl records. The photo on the left is the cover art for each of the three albums, and the photo on the right is each album with the gatefold cover open. These just might be my favorite albums in my collection! - April 25, 2018 #absolutelygorgeous #bttf #vinylcollection

One of my grad students brought me a slice of pizza tonight! Thanks, @hwadler ... Maybe you like me after all (Or you’re just trying to get an A) ... - April 24, 2018 #gobluehens

One of my grad students brought me a slice of pizza tonight! Thanks, @hwadler ... Maybe you like me after all (Or you’re just trying to get an A) ... - April 24, 2018 #gobluehens

I really needed this tonight. - April 23, 2018 #create #mythoughtsingreendots

I really needed this tonight. - April 23, 2018 #create #mythoughtsingreendots

For Earth Day 2018, here’s a throwback to one of my favorite spots in Michigan. I hope to see this place (and the people who accompany it) again very soon. - April 22, 2018 #earthday2018 #puremichigan #upnorth

For Earth Day 2018, here’s a throwback to one of my favorite spots in Michigan. I hope to see this place (and the people who accompany it) again very soon. - April 22, 2018 #earthday2018 #puremichigan #upnorth

Started today off with some new friends and old, watching the Nebraska Spring Football Game. From there, it was on to my favorite vinyl stores to celebrate Record Store Day, by picking out a few gems and supporting my local shops. I ended the night by watching “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.” If I Saturdayed wrong, I don’t wanna be right. - April 21, 2018 #gobigred #pennsylvaniansfornebraska

Started today off with some new friends and old, watching the Nebraska Spring Football Game. From there, it was on to my favorite vinyl stores to celebrate Record Store Day, by picking out a few gems and supporting my local shops. I ended the night by watching “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.” If I Saturdayed wrong, I don’t wanna be right. - April 21, 2018 #gobigred #pennsylvaniansfornebraska

Celebrating the end of this week. - April 20, 2018 #muchneeded #keepthefaith

Celebrating the end of this week. - April 20, 2018 #muchneeded #keepthefaith

Beauty in the grey - April 19, 2018 #spring #lookonthebrightside

Beauty in the grey - April 19, 2018 #spring #lookonthebrightside

Here are the awkward faces Dr. Lauren Reynolds and I make at certain social gatherings. - April 18, 2018 #justactnormal #whatisnormal

Here are the awkward faces Dr. Lauren Reynolds and I make at certain social gatherings. - April 18, 2018 #justactnormal #whatisnormal

A huge thank you to Dr. Phil Gentry for talking about music and identity politics with our music education grad students.  He’s an absolutely brilliant scholar and we are so lucky to have him here at UD! - April 17, 2018 #gobluehens

A huge thank you to Dr. Phil Gentry for talking about music and identity politics with our music education grad students. He’s an absolutely brilliant scholar and we are so lucky to have him here at UD! - April 17, 2018 #gobluehens

While working in this space today, I reflected on the need to be better to myself. I may not always live up to the expectations of others, but I sure can make it easier on myself by not being so damn self-critical. - April 16, 2018 #selfcare #dowhatyoucanwithwhatyouhave

While working in this space today, I reflected on the need to be better to myself. I may not always live up to the expectations of others, but I sure can make it easier on myself by not being so damn self-critical. - April 16, 2018 #selfcare #dowhatyoucanwithwhatyouhave

The Brandon and Mark Tour, Night 3: Featuring Marty McFly in Philadelphia!! OK, three things: (1) OMGOMGOMGOMG (2) This is my favorite movie of all time and I’ve never before seen it in a movie theater. The crowd was small and people laughed as if this was the first time they experienced it. Old Mark cried (Yes, really. Yes, I’m a nerd. No, I won’t apologize.) while Younger Mark sat in awe and cheered. (3) The night that @brandino994 and I met, he asked me to sing at a karaoke bar. I sang “Johnny B. Goode” in my best Marty McFly impression ... and now, almost 4 years later, we shared this memory together. - April 15, 2018 #fullcircle #nerdalert #proudofit

The Brandon and Mark Tour, Night 3: Featuring Marty McFly in Philadelphia!! OK, three things: (1) OMGOMGOMGOMG (2) This is my favorite movie of all time and I’ve never before seen it in a movie theater. The crowd was small and people laughed as if this was the first time they experienced it. Old Mark cried (Yes, really. Yes, I’m a nerd. No, I won’t apologize.) while Younger Mark sat in awe and cheered. (3) The night that @brandino994 and I met, he asked me to sing at a karaoke bar. I sang “Johnny B. Goode” in my best Marty McFly impression ... and now, almost 4 years later, we shared this memory together. - April 15, 2018 #fullcircle #nerdalert #proudofit

The Brandon and Mark Tour, Night 2: Featuring Nick McBride in Center City Philadelphia!! It was truly a meeting of the minds (and I was there to take notes)! - April 14, 2018 #wineonthetable #wetalkwithourhands

The Brandon and Mark Tour, Night 2: Featuring Nick McBride in Center City Philadelphia!! It was truly a meeting of the minds (and I was there to take notes)! - April 14, 2018 #wineonthetable #wetalkwithourhands

The Brandon and Mark Tour, Night 1: Featuring Stuart Chapman Hill in NYC!! Words cannot express how good it was to have the three of us in the same place ... I only wish we could have stayed later and caused a little more trouble ... April 13, 2018 #friendsforever #gogreen

The Brandon and Mark Tour, Night 1: Featuring Stuart Chapman Hill in NYC!! Words cannot express how good it was to have the three of us in the same place ... I only wish we could have stayed later and caused a little more trouble ... April 13, 2018 #friendsforever #gogreen

Throwback Thursday to ten years ago today, when my dad and I met Tom Osborne (former Nebraska football coach). Spoiler alert: We haven’t aged a day. - April 12, 2018 #gobigred #bringbackthatlonghair

Throwback Thursday to ten years ago today, when my dad and I met Tom Osborne (former Nebraska football coach). Spoiler alert: We haven’t aged a day. - April 12, 2018 #gobigred #bringbackthatlonghair

Very proud of this young man ... Scott successfully defended his master’s thesis today (this was also my first experience as the chair of a thesis committee)! #gobluehens

Very proud of this young man ... Scott successfully defended his master’s thesis today (this was also my first experience as the chair of a thesis committee)! #gobluehens

A huge thank you to Dr. Lauren Reynolds who visited with our MUED 379 students about her approach to repertoire selection! She is such a fabulous educator! - April 10, 2018 #ihavethebestcolleagues #gobluehens

A huge thank you to Dr. Lauren Reynolds who visited with our MUED 379 students about her approach to repertoire selection! She is such a fabulous educator! - April 10, 2018 #ihavethebestcolleagues #gobluehens

As my vehicle nears 200,000 miles, I realized today that I drove nearly all of them ... and almost always have driven to locations that brought joy to my heart. Today was no exception. - April 9, 2018

As my vehicle nears 200,000 miles, I realized today that I drove nearly all of them ... and almost always have driven to locations that brought joy to my heart. Today was no exception. - April 9, 2018

Trust the sign. - April 8, 2018 #eyeonyou #pollywantafinger

Trust the sign. - April 8, 2018 #eyeonyou #pollywantafinger

The starry night - April 7, 2018 #scenesfromacoffeeshop #worksaturday

The starry night - April 7, 2018 #scenesfromacoffeeshop #worksaturday

This was a very good day. I was a part of some things that are really going to make some people happy ... and while that’s all I’m publicly going to say on the topic, it’s still a really positive way to start the weekend! - April 6, 2018 #livetomakepeoplesmile

This was a very good day. I was a part of some things that are really going to make some people happy ... and while that’s all I’m publicly going to say on the topic, it’s still a really positive way to start the weekend! - April 6, 2018 #livetomakepeoplesmile

Might have had a little too much fun in my studio today ... While attempting to play and simultaneously cook dinner, I definitely overlooked the salmon! - April 5, 2018 #whoopsadoodle #itwasalittledry

Might have had a little too much fun in my studio today ... While attempting to play and simultaneously cook dinner, I definitely overlooked the salmon! - April 5, 2018 #whoopsadoodle #itwasalittledry

Today’s Photo of the Day comes from California, where I Skyped in to a master’s class at Cal State Long Beach. I had a lovely conversation with these bright students about my 2016 Music Educators Journal article, “Educating the Music User.” Thanks to @herenow82 for the invite! - April 4, 2018 #bigheadonabigscreen #gogreen

Today’s Photo of the Day comes from California, where I Skyped in to a master’s class at Cal State Long Beach. I had a lovely conversation with these bright students about my 2016 Music Educators Journal article, “Educating the Music User.” Thanks to @herenow82 for the invite! - April 4, 2018 #bigheadonabigscreen #gogreen

Happy Graduate Student Appreciation Week, @hwadler @huanhuanishappy @joshuamynatt93 ,Scott, and @emmacharrington (not pictured)! I sure am thankful for you all, and am very appreciative for all that you do for me and the rest of our department! - April 3, 2018 #toocoolforschool #butyourehereanyway

Happy Graduate Student Appreciation Week, @hwadler @huanhuanishappy @joshuamynatt93 ,Scott, and @emmacharrington (not pictured)! I sure am thankful for you all, and am very appreciative for all that you do for me and the rest of our department! - April 3, 2018 #toocoolforschool #butyourehereanyway

OMGOMGOMGOMG - April 2, 2018 #nostagiaoverload #readyplayerone

OMGOMGOMGOMG - April 2, 2018 #nostagiaoverload #readyplayerone

Coming or going? - April 1, 2018 #breaksover #backatthegrind

Coming or going? - April 1, 2018 #breaksover #backatthegrind

Niece Sophie is learning how to write letters, so she sent one to our home. Her previous note mentioned her love for my “orange beard,” and it appears she has more to say on the topic: “I hope you are haveing a good day. My dad shaved the botom of his berd and left the top. It was a mustash. You could try that ha ha ha love you bye. Love Sophie.” - March 31, 2018 #fashiontips #beinganuncle

Niece Sophie is learning how to write letters, so she sent one to our home. Her previous note mentioned her love for my “orange beard,” and it appears she has more to say on the topic: “I hope you are haveing a good day. My dad shaved the botom of his berd and left the top. It was a mustash. You could try that ha ha ha love you bye. Love Sophie.” - March 31, 2018 #fashiontips #beinganuncle

Last day of brewery tours with @dclink83 and @thlink15 ... good times and great oldies @dogfishhead ! - March 30, 2018 #treehouse #theyalloweddogshere

Last day of brewery tours with @dclink83 and @thlink15 ... good times and great oldies @dogfishhead ! - March 30, 2018 #treehouse #theyalloweddogshere

Today was a good day and I had several photos to choose from. New York City always makes me feel so inspired ... Of course, it’s hard to not feel that way when you see this strong lady! March 30, 2018 #fearless #fightforwhatsright

Today was a good day and I had several photos to choose from. New York City always makes me feel so inspired ... Of course, it’s hard to not feel that way when you see this strong lady! March 30, 2018 #fearless #fightforwhatsright

Look, I don’t encourage you to walk down a sketchy alley to find a hidden brewery ... but when that green light turns on, honey, you better get moving. - March 28, 2018 #greenmeansgo #strangerdanger

Look, I don’t encourage you to walk down a sketchy alley to find a hidden brewery ... but when that green light turns on, honey, you better get moving. - March 28, 2018 #greenmeansgo #strangerdanger

When your friend who brews beer visits, you take him to local breweries so he can make new friends, take some tours, and sample all the things ... and, my friends, it was a rich and full day. - March 27, 2018 #brewmasterdave

When your friend who brews beer visits, you take him to local breweries so he can make new friends, take some tours, and sample all the things ... and, my friends, it was a rich and full day. - March 27, 2018 #brewmasterdave

Just hanging out with @dclink83 and @thlink15 ... nbdeal. - March 26, 2018 #togetheragain #causingtrouble #springbreak

Just hanging out with @dclink83 and @thlink15 ... nbdeal. - March 26, 2018 #togetheragain #causingtrouble #springbreak

Picked up a new addition to my home studio: An @akai_pro Advance61. Things are really starting to take shape around here! - March 25, 2018 #makesomenoise

Picked up a new addition to my home studio: An @akai_pro Advance61. Things are really starting to take shape around here! - March 25, 2018 #makesomenoise

Here’s to spring break and good lighting - March 24, 2018 #outonthetown #troublemakers

Here’s to spring break and good lighting - March 24, 2018 #outonthetown #troublemakers

I had a lovely time Skyping in to the Music Teacher Identity Development ASPA meeting at the NAfME Music Research and Teacher Education National Conference.  I discussed broadening our definition of “marginalized populations” in music education and what that might mean for the future of our profession. A few of us even designed a research project which we hope to complete by 2019. Thanks to Cindy Wagoner for the invite! - March 23, 2018

I had a lovely time Skyping in to the Music Teacher Identity Development ASPA meeting at the NAfME Music Research and Teacher Education National Conference. I discussed broadening our definition of “marginalized populations” in music education and what that might mean for the future of our profession. A few of us even designed a research project which we hope to complete by 2019. Thanks to Cindy Wagoner for the invite! - March 23, 2018

After shoveling a massive amount of snow today, I think I need a Throwback Thursday to two years ago ... when I sat on a beach in Mexico and wrote all the things (with a little help from a few mojitos). Fun fact: I was writing essays that helped me become a graduate fellow at Michigan State University. - March 22, 2018 #workspace #worksmarternotharder

After shoveling a massive amount of snow today, I think I need a Throwback Thursday to two years ago ... when I sat on a beach in Mexico and wrote all the things (with a little help from a few mojitos). Fun fact: I was writing essays that helped me become a graduate fellow at Michigan State University. - March 22, 2018 #workspace #worksmarternotharder

Another week, another nor’easter ... This one cancelled my flight to Atlanta, so no research presentations for me. Looking at the bright side, I still have power and no trees attempted a trust fall in my general direction. - March 21, 2018 #alwayslookonthebrightsideoflife

Another week, another nor’easter ... This one cancelled my flight to Atlanta, so no research presentations for me. Looking at the bright side, I still have power and no trees attempted a trust fall in my general direction. - March 21, 2018 #alwayslookonthebrightsideoflife

Despite the weather, we saw Lucius in this gorgeous church ... Incredible show. Incredible musicians. Incredible humans. - March 20, 2018 #ilovelucius

Despite the weather, we saw Lucius in this gorgeous church ... Incredible show. Incredible musicians. Incredible humans. - March 20, 2018 #ilovelucius

“A Moment Vanishing” came out five years ago today! My, how time flies ... I think @danielchristianmusic and I need to reunite soon. - March 19, 2018 #goodtimesgreatoldies #laboroflove

“A Moment Vanishing” came out five years ago today! My, how time flies ... I think @danielchristianmusic and I need to reunite soon. - March 19, 2018 #goodtimesgreatoldies #laboroflove

Throwback Sunday to four summers ago, when I took a break while on a long ride ... As the weather starts getting nicer, I realize how much I miss riding ... See you soon, Chloe. - March 18, 2018 #ridersofthestorm

Throwback Sunday to four summers ago, when I took a break while on a long ride ... As the weather starts getting nicer, I realize how much I miss riding ... See you soon, Chloe. - March 18, 2018 #ridersofthestorm

I suppose we’re all just trying to find our way home ... - March 18, 2018 #onefootinfrontoftheother

I suppose we’re all just trying to find our way home ... - March 18, 2018 #onefootinfrontoftheother

With everything going on, I’ve had roughly 3 hours of sleep each night this week. I’m pretty stressed and exhausted, but Friday night means I can get caught up on emails and paperwork while wearing some soft pants. - March 16, 2018 #imold #butcomfortable

With everything going on, I’ve had roughly 3 hours of sleep each night this week. I’m pretty stressed and exhausted, but Friday night means I can get caught up on emails and paperwork while wearing some soft pants. - March 16, 2018 #imold #butcomfortable

Hello, new kitchen table! - March 15, 2018 #wewillprobablystilleatsittingonthecouch #realtalk

Hello, new kitchen table! - March 15, 2018 #wewillprobablystilleatsittingonthecouch #realtalk

I observed student teachers today, which means I also observed high school students walk out in protest of the inaction on gun violence. These kids took time to reflect the lives lost in past tragedies, then discussed next steps to help prevent them in the future. They are so bright and passionate ... It was really powerful to see them exercise their rights in such meaningful ways. - March 14, 2018 #nationalwalkoutday #ourfutureleaders

I observed student teachers today, which means I also observed high school students walk out in protest of the inaction on gun violence. These kids took time to reflect the lives lost in past tragedies, then discussed next steps to help prevent them in the future. They are so bright and passionate ... It was really powerful to see them exercise their rights in such meaningful ways. - March 14, 2018 #nationalwalkoutday #ourfutureleaders

Not that I ever need a reminder, but I always set one for when we’re in the same space (which we will be next week) ... But for now, congratulations to Dr. Ryan Shaw, who is the new Assistant Professor of Music Education at Michigan State University! Can’t wait to congratulate you in person, my friend. First round’s on you. - March 13, 2018 #bigtimeprofessor #gogreen

Not that I ever need a reminder, but I always set one for when we’re in the same space (which we will be next week) ... But for now, congratulations to Dr. Ryan Shaw, who is the new Assistant Professor of Music Education at Michigan State University! Can’t wait to congratulate you in person, my friend. First round’s on you. - March 13, 2018 #bigtimeprofessor #gogreen

“In the final analysis, the questions of why bad things happen to good people transmutes itself into some very different questions—No longer asking why something happened, but asking how we will respond ... What we intend to do now that it happened.” Pierre Teilhard de Chardin - March 12, 2018 #eyesforward

“In the final analysis, the questions of why bad things happen to good people transmutes itself into some very different questions—No longer asking why something happened, but asking how we will respond ... What we intend to do now that it happened.” Pierre Teilhard de Chardin - March 12, 2018 #eyesforward

You’re welcome. - March 11, 2018 #aimtoplease

You’re welcome. - March 11, 2018 #aimtoplease

I spent a portion of my Saturday on a tour of a funeral home owned by family members ... It was honestly quite fascinating! I didn’t feel it was appropriate to post photos from that tour ... Instead, here are two bikes in the basement, which easily could have been in the movie “My Girl” (Get it? The main character’s dad was a funeral director!). - March 10, 2018 #nobees #sorryspoileralert

I spent a portion of my Saturday on a tour of a funeral home owned by family members ... It was honestly quite fascinating! I didn’t feel it was appropriate to post photos from that tour ... Instead, here are two bikes in the basement, which easily could have been in the movie “My Girl” (Get it? The main character’s dad was a funeral director!). - March 10, 2018 #nobees #sorryspoileralert

Holding tight to a thread. - March 9, 2018 #peopleshouldbegoodtoeachother

Holding tight to a thread. - March 9, 2018 #peopleshouldbegoodtoeachother

I spent the better part of my day showing that tree who’s boss (and freeing my truck in the process), but I also did a little cleaning around the house, finished all the laundry, and just cooked a salmon dinner. I’m considering this day conquered. - March 8, 2018 #imgoingtosleepnow #tomorrowisanewday

I spent the better part of my day showing that tree who’s boss (and freeing my truck in the process), but I also did a little cleaning around the house, finished all the laundry, and just cooked a salmon dinner. I’m considering this day conquered. - March 8, 2018 #imgoingtosleepnow #tomorrowisanewday

You know what these are? My records. You know what I can do with them? Play them again BECAUSE WE ARE BACK IN OUR HOUSE, Y’ALL! - March 7, 2018 #powerrestored #youcompleteme

You know what these are? My records. You know what I can do with them? Play them again BECAUSE WE ARE BACK IN OUR HOUSE, Y’ALL! - March 7, 2018 #powerrestored #youcompleteme

Tonight, friend and colleague Dr. Suzanne Burton was a guest lecturer in my “Music in the Lives of People” graduate seminar. She discussed children in musical play, and we all engaged in some musical play ourselves. I connected a Makey Makey to these globs of @playdoh, assigned sound effects to each, then created a beat by touching them. It was, as the kids say, #dope - March 6, 2018 #globbeatsftw

Tonight, friend and colleague Dr. Suzanne Burton was a guest lecturer in my “Music in the Lives of People” graduate seminar. She discussed children in musical play, and we all engaged in some musical play ourselves. I connected a Makey Makey to these globs of @playdoh, assigned sound effects to each, then created a beat by touching them. It was, as the kids say, #dope - March 6, 2018 #globbeatsftw

Our house has been off-limits due to all the downed power lines in our area. There was no progress yet today, but these line crews are doing such an amazing job across the area ... While I do hope crews get to our neighborhood soon, I also hope they continue to stay safe while working such long hours in these dangerous conditions. In the meantime, we’re safe and warm in hotel number three ... Continental breakfast, here I come! - March 5, 2018 #homeiswhereyouhangyourleatherjacket

Our house has been off-limits due to all the downed power lines in our area. There was no progress yet today, but these line crews are doing such an amazing job across the area ... While I do hope crews get to our neighborhood soon, I also hope they continue to stay safe while working such long hours in these dangerous conditions. In the meantime, we’re safe and warm in hotel number three ... Continental breakfast, here I come! - March 5, 2018 #homeiswhereyouhangyourleatherjacket

Another look at that tree ... - March 4, 2018 #closecall #anyonehaveachainsaw #rhyminghashtagsftw

Another look at that tree ... - March 4, 2018 #closecall #anyonehaveachainsaw #rhyminghashtagsftw

Let me tell you about this guy ... Prior to the storm, @brandino994 and I bought tickets to watch the MSU basketball team play at Madison Square Garden. After the whole ordeal yesterday, I obviously was unable to drive my vehicle out of my driveway (let alone meet up with Brandon). I called him this morning to cancel our plans and offered my ticket to any of his friends who may be interested. Well, he just wouldn’t have it, y’all ... Brandon drove all the way down to Philly, picked me up, and got me to the venue ... then, after the game (which was loads of fun, btw), he drove me all the way back to Philly. What an awesome friend ... What an awesome human. - March 3, 2018 #goodpeople  #toocoolforschool #bffs #gogreen

Let me tell you about this guy ... Prior to the storm, @brandino994 and I bought tickets to watch the MSU basketball team play at Madison Square Garden. After the whole ordeal yesterday, I obviously was unable to drive my vehicle out of my driveway (let alone meet up with Brandon). I called him this morning to cancel our plans and offered my ticket to any of his friends who may be interested. Well, he just wouldn’t have it, y’all ... Brandon drove all the way down to Philly, picked me up, and got me to the venue ... then, after the game (which was loads of fun, btw), he drove me all the way back to Philly. What an awesome friend ... What an awesome human. - March 3, 2018 #goodpeople #toocoolforschool #bffs #gogreen

First off, I’m ok. Here’s the story:  The nor’easter that hit Philly today uprooted two trees in our front yard, which then took down the power lines attached to our house.  I decided it might be best to head to a hotel, so I packed a bag and threw everything in my truck. After I wiped the snow from my driver’s side windows, I hopped in the back of the truck to wipe the back windows.  I hopped out of the truck and immediately heard a popping sound. The lenses in my glasses were covered in snow and the wind was howling, so it was hard to see and/or hear where the sound was coming from. I instantly thought it was the downed power line, so I quickly looked to be see if it was near where I was standing. Just then, another tree uprooted and fell on my truck, (quite literally) an inch from where I was standing. Since I was looking down, I never would have been able to react or move in time ... Tonight, I’m feeling very thankful that luck saw me one step farther south. - March 1, 2018 #anotherdayaboveground

First off, I’m ok. Here’s the story: The nor’easter that hit Philly today uprooted two trees in our front yard, which then took down the power lines attached to our house. I decided it might be best to head to a hotel, so I packed a bag and threw everything in my truck. After I wiped the snow from my driver’s side windows, I hopped in the back of the truck to wipe the back windows. I hopped out of the truck and immediately heard a popping sound. The lenses in my glasses were covered in snow and the wind was howling, so it was hard to see and/or hear where the sound was coming from. I instantly thought it was the downed power line, so I quickly looked to be see if it was near where I was standing. Just then, another tree uprooted and fell on my truck, (quite literally) an inch from where I was standing. Since I was looking down, I never would have been able to react or move in time ... Tonight, I’m feeling very thankful that luck saw me one step farther south. - March 1, 2018 #anotherdayaboveground

For the past couple of months, I have spent most of my waking hours working ... I was told to take more time for myself and relax a bit, so we’re here watching my first NHL game! - March 1, 2018 #doctorsorders

For the past couple of months, I have spent most of my waking hours working ... I was told to take more time for myself and relax a bit, so we’re here watching my first NHL game! - March 1, 2018 #doctorsorders

I’m pretty thankful that my dad taught me some basic stuff about car maintenance, such as how to jump start a battery ... However, I’m also thankful for the AAA guy that brought a new battery once I realized my old one failed and was dead forever! - February 28, 2018 #hearttransplant #shesalive

I’m pretty thankful that my dad taught me some basic stuff about car maintenance, such as how to jump start a battery ... However, I’m also thankful for the AAA guy that brought a new battery once I realized my old one failed and was dead forever! - February 28, 2018 #hearttransplant #shesalive

I had a rough day, so I bought my grad students coffee before class tonight ... I’m already feeling better. - February 27, 2018

I had a rough day, so I bought my grad students coffee before class tonight ... I’m already feeling better. - February 27, 2018

I’ve been looking for this vinyl for quite some time ... welcome home, The Avalanches!  For a sample of this group (no pun intended), I highly recommend their track “Because I’m Me.” It’s on some heavy rotation around here ... - February 26, 2018 #newvinyl #theavalanches

I’ve been looking for this vinyl for quite some time ... welcome home, The Avalanches! For a sample of this group (no pun intended), I highly recommend their track “Because I’m Me.” It’s on some heavy rotation around here ... - February 26, 2018 #newvinyl #theavalanches

OMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMG - February 25, 2018 #blackpanther #insanelygood

OMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMG - February 25, 2018 #blackpanther #insanelygood

So long, Minneapolis ... Thanks for catchin’ what I’m throwin’ - February 24, 2018 #snowcap #coldhandswarmheart

So long, Minneapolis ... Thanks for catchin’ what I’m throwin’ - February 24, 2018 #snowcap #coldhandswarmheart

@ssminey79 and I talked about teaching guitar classes as a space for creativity. It was so much fun and the crowd loved it! Sarah is doing some REALLY incredible things ... She’s an absolute rockstar, y’all! - February 23, 2018 #shesallthatandabagofchips #minnesotaforthewin #mmea2018

@ssminey79 and I talked about teaching guitar classes as a space for creativity. It was so much fun and the crowd loved it! Sarah is doing some REALLY incredible things ... She’s an absolute rockstar, y’all! - February 23, 2018 #shesallthatandabagofchips #minnesotaforthewin #mmea2018

I guess Minneapolis decided to give me the cold shoulder ... - February 22, 2018 #welcomewagon #mmea2018

I guess Minneapolis decided to give me the cold shoulder ... - February 22, 2018 #welcomewagon #mmea2018

What’s that? You’re a friend of ours and would like to come over? Well we now have places for you to sit (we also may have a table ... eventually)! - February 21, 2018 #illsaveyouaseat #musicalchairgamesawait

What’s that? You’re a friend of ours and would like to come over? Well we now have places for you to sit (we also may have a table ... eventually)! - February 21, 2018 #illsaveyouaseat #musicalchairgamesawait

This morning, the MUED 379 students took the Instrument Timbre Preference Test (a test that can help beginning musicians choose an instrument primarily based on timbre) to see how their results compared to their major instrument. It was a lot of fun to watch them take the exam, but even more fun when we discovered about 3/4 of them preferred an instrument different than their major! - February 20, 2018 #everythingiknowisalie #whatislife

This morning, the MUED 379 students took the Instrument Timbre Preference Test (a test that can help beginning musicians choose an instrument primarily based on timbre) to see how their results compared to their major instrument. It was a lot of fun to watch them take the exam, but even more fun when we discovered about 3/4 of them preferred an instrument different than their major! - February 20, 2018 #everythingiknowisalie #whatislife

Happy birthday to handsome guy @zdicoles ... I miss you and knowing when I accidentally dress like you. - February 19, 2018 #brotherfromanothermother #mcm

Happy birthday to handsome guy @zdicoles ... I miss you and knowing when I accidentally dress like you. - February 19, 2018 #brotherfromanothermother #mcm

Early morning snow - February 18, 2018 #snowline #f

Early morning snow - February 18, 2018 #snowline #f

Dear friends Cindy and Bruce came to visit Philly, so we got dessert!  Cindy is a trusted mentor and advisor, and was the chair for my dissertation committee.  What a lovely and needed evening ... My heart is full! - February 17, 2018 #thebandisbacktogether #gogreen #gofriends #godessert

Dear friends Cindy and Bruce came to visit Philly, so we got dessert! Cindy is a trusted mentor and advisor, and was the chair for my dissertation committee. What a lovely and needed evening ... My heart is full! - February 17, 2018 #thebandisbacktogether #gogreen #gofriends #godessert

Throwback Friday to 2010 when @danielchristianmusic and I played the Sidney High School Auditorium in Nebraska. He’s back there tonight, and I’m sure he’s rocking everybody’s socks off. - February 16, 2018 #amomentvanishing

Throwback Friday to 2010 when @danielchristianmusic and I played the Sidney High School Auditorium in Nebraska. He’s back there tonight, and I’m sure he’s rocking everybody’s socks off. - February 16, 2018 #amomentvanishing

Because Thursday - February 15, 2018 #thirstythursday #tiredhands

Because Thursday - February 15, 2018 #thirstythursday #tiredhands

Better than I deserve - February 14, 2018

Better than I deserve - February 14, 2018

The first bow tie of the semester - February 13, 2018 #firstofmany

The first bow tie of the semester - February 13, 2018 #firstofmany

Although there have been many, I’m pretty sure this is the first photo of @herenow82 and me ... I had only been a PhD student at Michigan State for a couple of weeks before Nebraska came to campus to play football. I may or may not have worn this shirt just to get under his skin ... Regardless, I love this man dearly and it was so wonderful to catch up on the phone tonight!  What’s more? He’s coming to UD this spring to talk with our students/faculty about all the things! - February 12, 2018 #gogreen #gobigred #gofriendship #misterwives

Although there have been many, I’m pretty sure this is the first photo of @herenow82 and me ... I had only been a PhD student at Michigan State for a couple of weeks before Nebraska came to campus to play football. I may or may not have worn this shirt just to get under his skin ... Regardless, I love this man dearly and it was so wonderful to catch up on the phone tonight! What’s more? He’s coming to UD this spring to talk with our students/faculty about all the things! - February 12, 2018 #gogreen #gobigred #gofriendship #misterwives

Throwback Sunday to last night when this drink came into my life: A gin and grapefruit mix are first smoked in a tea kettle, then poured over ice infused with blackberries and strawberries. Incredible! - February 11, 2018 #ginlovers #unique

Throwback Sunday to last night when this drink came into my life: A gin and grapefruit mix are first smoked in a tea kettle, then poured over ice infused with blackberries and strawberries. Incredible! - February 11, 2018 #ginlovers #unique

America the foggy (and beautiful) - February 10, 2018 #outandabout #muchneededdistraction

America the foggy (and beautiful) - February 10, 2018 #outandabout #muchneededdistraction

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