Ice cream!

An idea my students loved — conservatories should have ice cream and coffee for their students, easily available, all the time, free. This came up in my Juilliard course, in a class about how conservatories should change. And the students loved this idea because, I think, their lives at school are full of stress. They need work/life balance.

Something else wonderful…

Off-topic, if you like, but wonderful. I called a blog post “Ice cream and coffee” (see above), and that reminded me of an Otis Redding song, “Cigarettes and Coffee.” Personal, unique, not like anything else I know. A man’s man who’s also a gospel singer, talking so intimately to the woman he loves, but still a little rough, at three in the morning. Hear it here.