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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All edits are now complete and the final draft submitted.  Look for this chapter in the upcoming “Oxford Handbook of Preservice Music Teacher Education in the United States,” being released later this year! - January 20, 2018 #firstpublishedbookchapter #gobigred #gogreen #gobluehens

All edits are now complete and the final draft submitted. Look for this chapter in the upcoming “Oxford Handbook of Preservice Music Teacher Education in the United States,” being released later this year! - January 20, 2018 #firstpublishedbookchapter #gobigred #gogreen #gobluehens

Llama. - January 19, 2018 #cupoffewwords #llamasofinstagram

Llama. - January 19, 2018 #cupoffewwords #llamasofinstagram

My leather jacket doesn’t fit over a suit, but I also never dug how I looked in anything else. Today, I found an overcoat that’s a little more ... me. - January 18, 2018 #differentisgood #testdrive

My leather jacket doesn’t fit over a suit, but I also never dug how I looked in anything else. Today, I found an overcoat that’s a little more ... me. - January 18, 2018 #differentisgood #testdrive

Ships and bridges and friends and things - January 17, 2018 #itsjustalittlecold

Ships and bridges and friends and things - January 17, 2018 #itsjustalittlecold

I’ve been in the market for a new coffee shop, and the Gryphon Cafe just might be the top contender ... - January 16, 2018 #twopointsforgryffindor #yesiknowtheyarenotthesamething

I’ve been in the market for a new coffee shop, and the Gryphon Cafe just might be the top contender ... - January 16, 2018 #twopointsforgryffindor #yesiknowtheyarenotthesamething

Here’s a lame/nerdy Photo of the Day ... I typically start my day and get my brain working with coffee and the New York Times crossword puzzle.  I finished today’s crossword before I could even finish my second cup of coffee. (If you didn’t already know) Fun Fact: If you finish the puzzle on the same day that it’s released, the icon turns gold instead of blue! - January 15, 2018 #goldmember #mondaysaretheeasydays

Here’s a lame/nerdy Photo of the Day ... I typically start my day and get my brain working with coffee and the New York Times crossword puzzle. I finished today’s crossword before I could even finish my second cup of coffee. (If you didn’t already know) Fun Fact: If you finish the puzzle on the same day that it’s released, the icon turns gold instead of blue! - January 15, 2018 #goldmember #mondaysaretheeasydays

What a great evening of libations and conversations with my friend @stuchapmanhill !  He’s truly one of the smartest and most thoughtful people on this planet ... I feel so very blessed to call him my friend.  Now, spoiler alert: We’re planning a project together. Stay tuned! - January 14, 2018 #goodfriends #greatoldies #gogreen

What a great evening of libations and conversations with my friend @stuchapmanhill ! He’s truly one of the smartest and most thoughtful people on this planet ... I feel so very blessed to call him my friend. Now, spoiler alert: We’re planning a project together. Stay tuned! - January 14, 2018 #goodfriends #greatoldies #gogreen

Go Birds! - January 13, 2018 #flyeaglesfly #nfcchampionshipbound

Go Birds! - January 13, 2018 #flyeaglesfly #nfcchampionshipbound

I’ll just pretend that these lights are green because I’m here ... (don’t worry, this room was much brighter than the photo suggests) - January 12, 2018 #greatreadinglight #gogreen #michiganstatealum

I’ll just pretend that these lights are green because I’m here ... (don’t worry, this room was much brighter than the photo suggests) - January 12, 2018 #greatreadinglight #gogreen #michiganstatealum

Did a lot of work from the library today. Once I was finished, I walked out to this ... I ain’t mad about it. - January 11, 2018 #cityofbrotherlylove #feelingathome

Did a lot of work from the library today. Once I was finished, I walked out to this ... I ain’t mad about it. - January 11, 2018 #cityofbrotherlylove #feelingathome

This is Bob, the head of the Pennsylvanians for Nebraska Alumni Association. This group gathers to watch Husker football games (Nebraskans sure do love their football ... even those living outside the state) and raise money to fund scholarships for Pennsylvania graduates who will be attending the University of Nebraska. Even though I joined the group just this past fall, Bob brought me 6 large bins/containers full of vinyl records since he knew they would be loved and taken care of in my collection! - January 10, 2017 #gobigred #goodpeople #vinyllovers

This is Bob, the head of the Pennsylvanians for Nebraska Alumni Association. This group gathers to watch Husker football games (Nebraskans sure do love their football ... even those living outside the state) and raise money to fund scholarships for Pennsylvania graduates who will be attending the University of Nebraska. Even though I joined the group just this past fall, Bob brought me 6 large bins/containers full of vinyl records since he knew they would be loved and taken care of in my collection! - January 10, 2017 #gobigred #goodpeople #vinyllovers

Spent my afternoon showing Flat Stanley around Center City Philadelphia.  I hope Niece Sophie enjoys learning about Stanley’s adventures in eating his first cheesesteak, as well as his trips to see Independence Hall, The Reading Terminal Market, City Hall, and (thanks to a little help from Mike the security guard) Stanley even got up close and personal with the Liberty Bell! - January 9, 2018 #crackiswack #butbeinganuncleisneat

Spent my afternoon showing Flat Stanley around Center City Philadelphia. I hope Niece Sophie enjoys learning about Stanley’s adventures in eating his first cheesesteak, as well as his trips to see Independence Hall, The Reading Terminal Market, City Hall, and (thanks to a little help from Mike the security guard) Stanley even got up close and personal with the Liberty Bell! - January 9, 2018 #crackiswack #butbeinganuncleisneat

There are always those friends who, although you may not have a chance to talk often, always make you feel like you’ve never really been apart.  Here’s to John Masters, y’all ... A great friend from my Wyoming teaching years, who always knows exactly how to make me laugh. - January 8, 2018 #bestfeiendsforever #onlinedates

There are always those friends who, although you may not have a chance to talk often, always make you feel like you’ve never really been apart. Here’s to John Masters, y’all ... A great friend from my Wyoming teaching years, who always knows exactly how to make me laugh. - January 8, 2018 #bestfeiendsforever #onlinedates

The heater broke again ... I guess it’s time to sit by the fire with a little scotch in my hand and some Coltrane on the record player. Come sit with me? - January 7, 2018 #nightslikethese

The heater broke again ... I guess it’s time to sit by the fire with a little scotch in my hand and some Coltrane on the record player. Come sit with me? - January 7, 2018 #nightslikethese

Got coffee with the certified bad-ass @ssminey79 today!  We chatted about our upcoming presentation at the Minnesota Music Educators Association State Conference this February (and exchanged congratulations for staying alive despite our insanely busy schedules). - January 6, 2018 #shesthecoolest #anddoingallthecoolthings

Got coffee with the certified bad-ass @ssminey79 today! We chatted about our upcoming presentation at the Minnesota Music Educators Association State Conference this February (and exchanged congratulations for staying alive despite our insanely busy schedules). - January 6, 2018 #shesthecoolest #anddoingallthecoolthings

It was a very long day of travel (a total of 11 hours), but none of my flights were cancelled and I am home safe ... I call it a win! - January 5, 2018 #travelgram #safeandsound #homesweethome

It was a very long day of travel (a total of 11 hours), but none of my flights were cancelled and I am home safe ... I call it a win! - January 5, 2018 #travelgram #safeandsound #homesweethome

Since I arrived in Sidney, Maggie has rarely left my side. Something tells me she’s not looking forward to me leaving in the morning ... - January 4, 2018 #dogsofinstagram #mansbestfriend #illneverletgo

Since I arrived in Sidney, Maggie has rarely left my side. Something tells me she’s not looking forward to me leaving in the morning ... - January 4, 2018 #dogsofinstagram #mansbestfriend #illneverletgo

Thawing - January 3 2018 #nolongerfreezing #itsgonnabeabrightsunshinyday

Thawing - January 3 2018 #nolongerfreezing #itsgonnabeabrightsunshinyday

I spent my afternoon writing/editing a book chapter at Coffee Corner, a local coffee shop in my hometown. It was rather quaint and peaceful ... - January 2, 2018 #localflavor #hometownvibes

I spent my afternoon writing/editing a book chapter at Coffee Corner, a local coffee shop in my hometown. It was rather quaint and peaceful ... - January 2, 2018 #localflavor #hometownvibes

Every time I’m in the area, I have to stop at Twist & Shout Records ... Easily one of my favorite vinyl shops in the country.  Today, I picked up some Blues Traveler and Glen Hansard! - January 1, 2018 #vinyllovers #startingtheyearoffright

Every time I’m in the area, I have to stop at Twist & Shout Records ... Easily one of my favorite vinyl shops in the country. Today, I picked up some Blues Traveler and Glen Hansard! - January 1, 2018 #vinyllovers #startingtheyearoffright

Closed out 2017 with some family time, complete with card games and Scrabble. Consonants were luxuries I did not receive often, but I still won the match. I’m sure there’s a metaphor for 2017 in there somewhere ... - December 31, 2017 #youcandoanythingyouputyourmindto #likewellplacedthreeletterwords #later2017

Closed out 2017 with some family time, complete with card games and Scrabble. Consonants were luxuries I did not receive often, but I still won the match. I’m sure there’s a metaphor for 2017 in there somewhere ... - December 31, 2017 #youcandoanythingyouputyourmindto #likewellplacedthreeletterwords #later2017

One thing I have always admired about @emij12 is her seemingly innate ability to give great hugs. Today, I watched her marry the man of her dreams, and was fortunate enough to receive an Emi hug during the reception afterward.  It did not disappoint. Congratulations, Emi and Brian! - December 30, 2017 #hugsnotdrugs #friendshipismagic

One thing I have always admired about @emij12 is her seemingly innate ability to give great hugs. Today, I watched her marry the man of her dreams, and was fortunate enough to receive an Emi hug during the reception afterward. It did not disappoint. Congratulations, Emi and Brian! - December 30, 2017 #hugsnotdrugs #friendshipismagic

Is there anything this dog does that isn’t cute? - December 29, 2017 #mansbestfriend #dogsofinstagram #playtime

Is there anything this dog does that isn’t cute? - December 29, 2017 #mansbestfriend #dogsofinstagram #playtime

I’m back in Nebraska ... It was really cool to watch my eldest niece, @meaghan_ross, play basketball tonight. They won, of course ... probably because I was cheering so loudly.  You’re welcome, ladies. - December 28, 2017 #prouduncle #hometownhero

I’m back in Nebraska ... It was really cool to watch my eldest niece, @meaghan_ross, play basketball tonight. They won, of course ... probably because I was cheering so loudly. You’re welcome, ladies. - December 28, 2017 #prouduncle #hometownhero

Adventure awaits ... Heading to Nebraska in the morning. - December 27, 2017 #leavinonajetplane

Adventure awaits ... Heading to Nebraska in the morning. - December 27, 2017 #leavinonajetplane

Niece Sophie mailed a special project for my winter break ... complete with a special note. - December 26, 2017 #beardsofinstagram

Niece Sophie mailed a special project for my winter break ... complete with a special note. - December 26, 2017 #beardsofinstagram

My dad got his selfie game from me.  Here’s hoping you also talked with those you love today! - December 25, 2017 #oldpeopleandtechnology #hedoeswhathewants

My dad got his selfie game from me. Here’s hoping you also talked with those you love today! - December 25, 2017 #oldpeopleandtechnology #hedoeswhathewants

Throwback Sunday to a few nights days ago and this beautiful ice skating rink beneath Philadelphia City Hall ... A very merry Christmas Eve to all that celebrate it tonight - December 24, 2017 #iceskating #ilovethiscity

Throwback Sunday to a few nights days ago and this beautiful ice skating rink beneath Philadelphia City Hall ... A very merry Christmas Eve to all that celebrate it tonight - December 24, 2017 #iceskating #ilovethiscity

Cooking a pork roast for dinner, listening to a Van Morrison vinyl, working on a New York Times crossword, and enjoying a nice Virginian gin ... A spectacular evening indeed! - December 23, 2017 #christmaseveeve

Cooking a pork roast for dinner, listening to a Van Morrison vinyl, working on a New York Times crossword, and enjoying a nice Virginian gin ... A spectacular evening indeed! - December 23, 2017 #christmaseveeve

Just laying down a few demo tracks ... Apparently, at the time I took this photo, I was prepared to record a water bottle. - December 22, 2017 #cuttingedge #bestideayet

Just laying down a few demo tracks ... Apparently, at the time I took this photo, I was prepared to record a water bottle. - December 22, 2017 #cuttingedge #bestideayet

Rooftops and friends and gins and things - December 21, 2017 #fallsemesterisover #livingthedream

Rooftops and friends and gins and things - December 21, 2017 #fallsemesterisover #livingthedream

Today was one of those days that are a little harder to find beauty in ... Instead of going into detail, I’ll try my best to shift my perspective:  I’m thankful for opportunities to learn and grow. While I may be hurt by the way things are said, I am fortunate to have the information, which provides me opportunities to be better next time. - December 20, 2017 #getupandtryagain

Today was one of those days that are a little harder to find beauty in ... Instead of going into detail, I’ll try my best to shift my perspective: I’m thankful for opportunities to learn and grow. While I may be hurt by the way things are said, I am fortunate to have the information, which provides me opportunities to be better next time. - December 20, 2017 #getupandtryagain

Saving it for later - December 19, 2017 #justleafmehere

Saving it for later - December 19, 2017 #justleafmehere

Lane fire - December 18, 2017 #alleycat #oscarthegrouch

Lane fire - December 18, 2017 #alleycat #oscarthegrouch

OMGOMGOMGOMGOMG - December 17, 2017 #starwars #innerchild

OMGOMGOMGOMGOMG - December 17, 2017 #starwars #innerchild

College bowl season started today. Let’s just say my picks could have been a lot better ... - December 16, 2017 #roughstart #tomorrowisanewday #winthattendollarsback

College bowl season started today. Let’s just say my picks could have been a lot better ... - December 16, 2017 #roughstart #tomorrowisanewday #winthattendollarsback

Oh thanks, Guido ... I needed that. - December 16, 2017 #dogsofinstagram #idontmind

Oh thanks, Guido ... I needed that. - December 16, 2017 #dogsofinstagram #idontmind

Throwback Thursday to two days ago and this dinner with our fantastic grad students. They do so much for us while balancing their own coursework and lives. They’re super supportive of each other, always speak positively about others, and consistently put the needs of others before themselves—all essential qualities that help keep our music community feeling welcoming and safe. I am so thankful for these humans and look forward to continue our work together next semester! - December 14, 2017 #gobluehens #blessedtobehere

Throwback Thursday to two days ago and this dinner with our fantastic grad students. They do so much for us while balancing their own coursework and lives. They’re super supportive of each other, always speak positively about others, and consistently put the needs of others before themselves—all essential qualities that help keep our music community feeling welcoming and safe. I am so thankful for these humans and look forward to continue our work together next semester! - December 14, 2017 #gobluehens #blessedtobehere

We’re all a little (Read: Much more than a little) tired, but the three of us meeting up in New York City?  Yes, please! - December 13, 2017 #reunitedanditfeelssogood #itsbeentoolong

We’re all a little (Read: Much more than a little) tired, but the three of us meeting up in New York City? Yes, please! - December 13, 2017 #reunitedanditfeelssogood #itsbeentoolong

Henry David Thoreau once said, “It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see” ... I started this project three years ago, at a time when I wasn’t feeling the most positive about myself, in hopes to better appreciate the world around me. It’s never been about the number of likes or followers and some days it’s not easy to find beauty in the moments ... but this project has truly been a life saver as I regularly catch myself looking at my world through a different lens (literally and figuratively). Thank you for coming along with me on this journey ... Happy three years, Photo of the Day! - December 12, 2017 #creativelifehappylife #havenotmissedaday #onwardtovictory

Henry David Thoreau once said, “It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see” ... I started this project three years ago, at a time when I wasn’t feeling the most positive about myself, in hopes to better appreciate the world around me. It’s never been about the number of likes or followers and some days it’s not easy to find beauty in the moments ... but this project has truly been a life saver as I regularly catch myself looking at my world through a different lens (literally and figuratively). Thank you for coming along with me on this journey ... Happy three years, Photo of the Day! - December 12, 2017 #creativelifehappylife #havenotmissedaday #onwardtovictory

I mean ... they ain’t wrong - December 11, 2017 #longday #finalsweek

I mean ... they ain’t wrong - December 11, 2017 #longday #finalsweek

We both need a haircut. Maybe after finals week, Bailey ... Maybe after finals week. - December 10, 2017 #longhairdontcare #lapdoglife

We both need a haircut. Maybe after finals week, Bailey ... Maybe after finals week. - December 10, 2017 #longhairdontcare #lapdoglife

Seasons changing right before my eyes. - December 9, 2017 #lookout #firstsnow #changes

Seasons changing right before my eyes. - December 9, 2017 #lookout #firstsnow #changes

This evening, I attended a UD Department of Music holiday party that included songs, sandwiches, sweaters, and other nouns that don’t begin with “s” ... It was a really fantastic evening! - December 8, 2017 #gobluehens #holidayseason #seeyounextyear

This evening, I attended a UD Department of Music holiday party that included songs, sandwiches, sweaters, and other nouns that don’t begin with “s” ... It was a really fantastic evening! - December 8, 2017 #gobluehens #holidayseason #seeyounextyear

Dinner entertainment - December 7, 2017 #kingme #checkeribarelyknowher

Dinner entertainment - December 7, 2017 #kingme #checkeribarelyknowher

Congratulations to Caty on successfully completing her student teaching experience!  It was a pleasure getting to know and observe you this past semester! - December 6, 2017 #movinonup #graduating #gobluehens

Congratulations to Caty on successfully completing her student teaching experience! It was a pleasure getting to know and observe you this past semester! - December 6, 2017 #movinonup #graduating #gobluehens

Today was our last meeting of MUED 479: Secondary Instrumental Methods ... After a semester of thoughtful discussions (and maybe a *little* laughter), I'm really going to miss our weekly family gatherings.  On to student teaching they go! - December 5, 2017 #gobluehens #thebeststudents #myheartisfull

Today was our last meeting of MUED 479: Secondary Instrumental Methods ... After a semester of thoughtful discussions (and maybe a *little* laughter), I'm really going to miss our weekly family gatherings. On to student teaching they go! - December 5, 2017 #gobluehens #thebeststudents #myheartisfull

Throwback Monday to remind you to hug someone today ... They probably need it. You probably need it. - December 4, 2017 #difficultdays #friendsarefamily #gobluehens

Throwback Monday to remind you to hug someone today ... They probably need it. You probably need it. - December 4, 2017 #difficultdays #friendsarefamily #gobluehens

Congrats to Derek for his spectacular degree recital!  At one point, three mosquitos were reunited, only to meet their ultimate demise ... Well, maybe you just had to be there. - December 3, 2017 #gobluehens #greatperformance #ihavethebeststudents

Congrats to Derek for his spectacular degree recital! At one point, three mosquitos were reunited, only to meet their ultimate demise ... Well, maybe you just had to be there. - December 3, 2017 #gobluehens #greatperformance #ihavethebeststudents

Fresh out of a Michigan State jazz trumpet audition, Nick successfully completed his degree recital today ... and it was really something special! - December 2, 2017 #gobluehens #ihavethebeststudents #futurespartan (maybe)

Fresh out of a Michigan State jazz trumpet audition, Nick successfully completed his degree recital today ... and it was really something special! - December 2, 2017 #gobluehens #ihavethebeststudents #futurespartan (maybe)

I probably drank WAY too much coffee today ... - December 1, 2017 #justkidding #nosuchthing

I probably drank WAY too much coffee today ... - December 1, 2017 #justkidding #nosuchthing

Inspired by my time at MSU, we’re starting a tradition of “family meal” at the University of Delaware, where the music education faculty get together for food, friendship, and collaboration! - November 30, 2017 #gobluehens #ihavethebestcolleagues

Inspired by my time at MSU, we’re starting a tradition of “family meal” at the University of Delaware, where the music education faculty get together for food, friendship, and collaboration! - November 30, 2017 #gobluehens #ihavethebestcolleagues

UD music students are 1) Concerned about your overall health, and 2) Cutting-edge visual artists - November 29, 2017 #ilovemyjob #babyitscoldunderwater

UD music students are 1) Concerned about your overall health, and 2) Cutting-edge visual artists - November 29, 2017 #ilovemyjob #babyitscoldunderwater

Took this old friend out ... and for the first time at UD, a group of my undergraduates heard me play an original song 😳 - November 28, 2017 #terrifyinglyfun #theyaskedmetodoit #theyhavetolikeitbecauseiamresponsiblefortheirfinalgrade

Took this old friend out ... and for the first time at UD, a group of my undergraduates heard me play an original song 😳 - November 28, 2017 #terrifyinglyfun #theyaskedmetodoit #theyhavetolikeitbecauseiamresponsiblefortheirfinalgrade

Falling for you - November 27, 2017 #sunset #autumn #workview

Falling for you - November 27, 2017 #sunset #autumn #workview

Eye in the sky - November 26, 2017 #breakisover #sundayworkday

Eye in the sky - November 26, 2017 #breakisover #sundayworkday

Go Green (And purple. And pink. And blue. And red. And orange.)! - November 25, 2017 #illuminatingevening

Go Green (And purple. And pink. And blue. And red. And orange.)! - November 25, 2017 #illuminatingevening

I sure do love this city ... November 24, 2017 #adventuretime #causingtrouble

I sure do love this city ... November 24, 2017 #adventuretime #causingtrouble

Shortly after this was taken, Brandon exclaimed, “Y’all, I ate too much ... I gotta unbutton this shirt and wear it like a jacket.” - November 23, 2017 #thanksgiving2017 #eastcoastspartannetwork

Shortly after this was taken, Brandon exclaimed, “Y’all, I ate too much ... I gotta unbutton this shirt and wear it like a jacket.” - November 23, 2017 #thanksgiving2017 #eastcoastspartannetwork

Tonight, I’m thankful for great friends and baking pies - November 22, 2017 #friendsgiving #canweeatyet

Tonight, I’m thankful for great friends and baking pies - November 22, 2017 #friendsgiving #canweeatyet

Together again ... - November 21, 2017 #eastcoastspartannetwork #likeweveneverbeenapart

Together again ... - November 21, 2017 #eastcoastspartannetwork #likeweveneverbeenapart

Students and colleagues kept asking me if I was planning to decorate my campus office and make it my own ... To those that asked, I would typically respond with, “I need a little time to make it right.” Well, Thanksgiving break has provided me with a little time!  Here’s just one corner of the original ... swipe to see the finished product. - November 20, 2017 #nomoreflorescentlights #nomoremetalcabinets #itjustneedssomevinylrecords

Students and colleagues kept asking me if I was planning to decorate my campus office and make it my own ... To those that asked, I would typically respond with, “I need a little time to make it right.” Well, Thanksgiving break has provided me with a little time! Here’s just one corner of the original ... swipe to see the finished product. - November 20, 2017 #nomoreflorescentlights #nomoremetalcabinets #itjustneedssomevinylrecords

Looking down for things going up - November 20, 2017 #finallyunpacking #coveredindirt #makingprogress

Looking down for things going up - November 20, 2017 #finallyunpacking #coveredindirt #makingprogress

Despite a poor game/season, it’s nice when you can watch with friends ... - November 18, 2017 #gobigred #nebraskaalumni #huskers #pennsylvaniansfornebraska

Despite a poor game/season, it’s nice when you can watch with friends ... - November 18, 2017 #gobigred #nebraskaalumni #huskers #pennsylvaniansfornebraska

OMGOMGOMGOMG - November 17, 2017 #justiceleague #littlekidatheart

OMGOMGOMGOMG - November 17, 2017 #justiceleague #littlekidatheart

Today featured five hours of driving, five hours of student teacher and practicum student observations, the reading of three book chapters, one world-stopping migraine, and countless feelings of thankfulness. - November 16, 2017 #professorlife #wouldntchangeitfortheworld

Today featured five hours of driving, five hours of student teacher and practicum student observations, the reading of three book chapters, one world-stopping migraine, and countless feelings of thankfulness. - November 16, 2017 #professorlife #wouldntchangeitfortheworld

‘Tis the season - November 15, 2017 #thejacketisback #togetheragain

‘Tis the season - November 15, 2017 #thejacketisback #togetheragain

Because Tuesday. - November 14, 2017 #greatcolleagues #almostbreak

Because Tuesday. - November 14, 2017 #greatcolleagues #almostbreak

Hold me closer, Tony Danza - November 13, 2017 #misheardlyrics #mydeskview

Hold me closer, Tony Danza - November 13, 2017 #misheardlyrics #mydeskview

Giving some much needed love to this crate of preloved jazz records.  FYI: Yard sales can be fabulous digging spots! - November 12, 2017 #cleanup #anothermanstreasure

Giving some much needed love to this crate of preloved jazz records. FYI: Yard sales can be fabulous digging spots! - November 12, 2017 #cleanup #anothermanstreasure

I had a lovely morning with colleagues, coffee, conversation ... and waffles. - November 11, 2017 #saturdays #goodmorningsunshine #nowgochangetheworld

I had a lovely morning with colleagues, coffee, conversation ... and waffles. - November 11, 2017 #saturdays #goodmorningsunshine #nowgochangetheworld

Throwback Friday to 2013, when I was on tour to promote “A Moment Vanishing” with @danielchristianmusic . Unfortunately, the building where this stage resided was demolished today.  Sad to see this place go, but so very thankful for the many memories there ... Farewell, Knickerbockers. 📷: @liliedahlimaging - November 10, 2017 #supportlivemusic #pianomen

Throwback Friday to 2013, when I was on tour to promote “A Moment Vanishing” with @danielchristianmusic . Unfortunately, the building where this stage resided was demolished today. Sad to see this place go, but so very thankful for the many memories there ... Farewell, Knickerbockers. 📷: @liliedahlimaging - November 10, 2017 #supportlivemusic #pianomen

Staying put - November 9, 2017 #security #goinnowhere

Staying put - November 9, 2017 #security #goinnowhere

Looking up - November 8, 2017 #auditoriumseating #beautyinthedetails

Looking up - November 8, 2017 #auditoriumseating #beautyinthedetails

Jim Ancona spoke with our Secondary Instrumental Methods course today!  We learned about marching band and music technology commonly found in marching band settings. Very informative and helpful! - November 7, 2017 #marchingband #greatteachers

Jim Ancona spoke with our Secondary Instrumental Methods course today! We learned about marching band and music technology commonly found in marching band settings. Very informative and helpful! - November 7, 2017 #marchingband #greatteachers

This is a very special find ... Perhaps it was fate that brought me to this particular record store (or perhaps it’s just a right place/right time scenario), but despite what the label says, this vinyl actually contains a bootleg of a 1978 concert by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers in New York City. The store owner didn’t know what this was, so I picked up this (VG+) gem for a very (very) low price. It will forever be cherished and treasured in my collection ... - November 6, 2017 #safeandsound #vinylcollection

This is a very special find ... Perhaps it was fate that brought me to this particular record store (or perhaps it’s just a right place/right time scenario), but despite what the label says, this vinyl actually contains a bootleg of a 1978 concert by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers in New York City. The store owner didn’t know what this was, so I picked up this (VG+) gem for a very (very) low price. It will forever be cherished and treasured in my collection ... - November 6, 2017 #safeandsound #vinylcollection

Congrats to Ali and her incredible senior recital today!  I’m not sure why I keep making this face when I take selfies recently ... anyway, Go Blue Hens! - November 5, 2017 #thebeststudents #myworstfaces

Congrats to Ali and her incredible senior recital today! I’m not sure why I keep making this face when I take selfies recently ... anyway, Go Blue Hens! - November 5, 2017 #thebeststudents #myworstfaces

Hope. - November 4, 2017 #watchingover  #whoiwanttobewhenigrowup

Hope. - November 4, 2017 #watchingover #whoiwanttobewhenigrowup

Left behind - November 3, 2017 #scenesfromacoffeeshop #alostworld

Left behind - November 3, 2017 #scenesfromacoffeeshop #alostworld

What a pleasure to see Mr. Jeremy Gamez ... a friend from back in my high school a cappella quartet days! - November 2, 2017 #oldfriendsgoodtimes #lovingthislife

What a pleasure to see Mr. Jeremy Gamez ... a friend from back in my high school a cappella quartet days! - November 2, 2017 #oldfriendsgoodtimes #lovingthislife

Teaching statistics - November 1, 2017 #easyas123 #pvaluesfordays

Teaching statistics - November 1, 2017 #easyas123 #pvaluesfordays

A huge thank you to Dr. Williams for working with my Secondary Instrumental Methods students today.  He was brilliant, as always! - October 31, 2017 #myfriendsarethecoolest

A huge thank you to Dr. Williams for working with my Secondary Instrumental Methods students today. He was brilliant, as always! - October 31, 2017 #myfriendsarethecoolest

Changing ... - October 30, 2017 #autumn #backyardofficespace

Changing ... - October 30, 2017 #autumn #backyardofficespace

So proud of @rschwab18 after her successful and fantastic degree recital! - October 29, 2017 #thebeststudents #myworstfaces

So proud of @rschwab18 after her successful and fantastic degree recital! - October 29, 2017 #thebeststudents #myworstfaces

Spent my afternoon with these friends (and approximately 15,000 of their closest relatives). - October 28, 2017 #leafmealone #rakemeupbeforeyougogo

Spent my afternoon with these friends (and approximately 15,000 of their closest relatives). - October 28, 2017 #leafmealone #rakemeupbeforeyougogo

When your brother hijacks his wife’s phone and tries to give you a hard time in the family group message ... - October 27, 2017 #spellingmatters #istilllovehim

When your brother hijacks his wife’s phone and tries to give you a hard time in the family group message ... - October 27, 2017 #spellingmatters #istilllovehim

This is the beautiful Elfreth’s Alley, the oldest residential street in the United States, dating all the way back to 1702.  Oh, the history these cobblestone streets have seen ... - October 26, 2017 #americathebeautiful #revolution

This is the beautiful Elfreth’s Alley, the oldest residential street in the United States, dating all the way back to 1702. Oh, the history these cobblestone streets have seen ... - October 26, 2017 #americathebeautiful #revolution

Just hangin’ wif muh friends ... - October 25, 2017 #likeweneverleft #goodtimesgreatoldies

Just hangin’ wif muh friends ... - October 25, 2017 #likeweneverleft #goodtimesgreatoldies

Thanks to Tom Palmer for speaking with my Secondary Instrumental Methods course today!  We discussed jazz ensemble teaching; playing jazz piano, bass, and drums; and we all practiced some soloing.  It was loads of fun! - October 24, 2017 #jazz #futureteachers

Thanks to Tom Palmer for speaking with my Secondary Instrumental Methods course today! We discussed jazz ensemble teaching; playing jazz piano, bass, and drums; and we all practiced some soloing. It was loads of fun! - October 24, 2017 #jazz #futureteachers

Mood lighting - October 23, 2017 #closetocentered #allingoodtime

Mood lighting - October 23, 2017 #closetocentered #allingoodtime

A simple Sunday, complete with beach scenery - October 22, 2017 #lovewhatyoudo #teachingisthebest

A simple Sunday, complete with beach scenery - October 22, 2017 #lovewhatyoudo #teachingisthebest

Pick me - October 21, 2017 #paperairplanetour #stageside

Pick me - October 21, 2017 #paperairplanetour #stageside

What an incredible evening ... A pre-show Q&A with Ben Folds, attended his soundcheck, and watched his paper airplane request show (you wrote a song on paper, folded it into an airplane, and threw it on stage—he picked up random airplanes and played whatever song was requested)! - October 20, 2017 #nohashtagcoulddescribe

What an incredible evening ... A pre-show Q&A with Ben Folds, attended his soundcheck, and watched his paper airplane request show (you wrote a song on paper, folded it into an airplane, and threw it on stage—he picked up random airplanes and played whatever song was requested)! - October 20, 2017 #nohashtagcoulddescribe

I had such a lovely evening as a guest lecturer for the University of Delaware MUED 676: Creative Musicianship class!  These UD grad students are really something special ... - October 19, 2017 #watchoutworld #sohappytobehere #gobluehens

I had such a lovely evening as a guest lecturer for the University of Delaware MUED 676: Creative Musicianship class! These UD grad students are really something special ... - October 19, 2017 #watchoutworld #sohappytobehere #gobluehens

... and with the arrival of this diploma, it is officially over. - October 18, 2017 #phdintraining #nomore #dradams

... and with the arrival of this diploma, it is officially over. - October 18, 2017 #phdintraining #nomore #dradams

It was sunny and 65 degrees on campus, so I sat outside while prepping for my evening lecture.  I wasn’t mad about it. - October 17, 2017 #blessedtobehere #gobluehens #gomothernature

It was sunny and 65 degrees on campus, so I sat outside while prepping for my evening lecture. I wasn’t mad about it. - October 17, 2017 #blessedtobehere #gobluehens #gomothernature

Throwback Monday to five years ago when @danielchristianmusic and I were promoting our collaborative EP project, “A Moment Vanishing.” 📷: @liliedahlimaging - October 16, 2017 #straightouttanebraska #amomentvanishing

Throwback Monday to five years ago when @danielchristianmusic and I were promoting our collaborative EP project, “A Moment Vanishing.” 📷: @liliedahlimaging - October 16, 2017 #straightouttanebraska #amomentvanishing

There are a lot of loose wires at the moment, but I was finally able to get portions of my studio unpacked today ... - October 15, 2017 #slowlybutsurely #readyforit

There are a lot of loose wires at the moment, but I was finally able to get portions of my studio unpacked today ... - October 15, 2017 #slowlybutsurely #readyforit

Rough night, but good friends. - October 14, 2017 #dumpsterfirefootballteam #disaster

Rough night, but good friends. - October 14, 2017 #dumpsterfirefootballteam #disaster

This absolutely made my week ... At the BTAA Conference (which I could not attend), two of my mentors from Michigan State saw two of my mentors from Nebraska, so they took this photo. I would not be who/where I am without these fine educators ... So deeply thankful for these people. - October 13, 2017 #gobigred #❤️ #gogreen #💚

This absolutely made my week ... At the BTAA Conference (which I could not attend), two of my mentors from Michigan State saw two of my mentors from Nebraska, so they took this photo. I would not be who/where I am without these fine educators ... So deeply thankful for these people. - October 13, 2017 #gobigred #❤️ #gogreen #💚

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