Learning: The Cabinet hearings taught me what we’re up against;
I will use what I’ve learned to help short-circuit their moves.
They represent the exact opposite of what would be
the best leader for each cabinet spot.
Recently I searched for the Rough-legged Hawk &,
while I didn’t find her,
I learned the lay of the nooks & fields over which she perched, swooped, & hunted.
I’ll know where to look next time.
(I hope President-Elect Donald Trump listened and that President Obama’s words inspire the better angels that hover ’round him to hold sway.)
Practicing my cello forces me to concentrate (along with a host of other life skills, the least maybe being that I sometimes get better at the playing). My teachers for Bach Suite for Cello Solo No.2 in D Minor.–Harmon Steiner*, Yoyo Ma**, and Maurice Gendron***
Mischa Maisky: https://youtu.be/aTAASV_Rjl0
*The Maestro, my actual, in-person, teacher: his notes for how to practice a few measures are above and if I do what he gently suggests and spells out and demonstrates? It works.
** no explanation needed
***cellist on the first recording