Rockville Diaries


March 2015

Say What You Need. Stand On A Table If You Have To.

One of my all-time favorite professors told us there were “beer papers” and “coffee papers,” and he didn’t know which we should want ours to be. When he graded papers, he usually sat at a bar drinking beer or sat at a coffee shop drinking lots of coffee. He advised us to quibble over our grades if we needed to, because “I might have made a mistake. It might have been the caffeine. It might have been the alcohol.”  Continue reading “Say What You Need. Stand On A Table If You Have To.”

Hozier and Wholeness

You know that Hozier song “Take Me to Church”? Well, it’s not really my favorite, but it recently occurred to me Hozier also wrote “Like Real People Do,” which I heard for the first time when Travis Wall used it in one of his routines on So You Think You Can Dance. Both the song and the dance are so pretty. (This is where I don’t apologize for how much I like So You Think You Can Dance, and instead show you a contemporary piece.)  Continue reading “Hozier and Wholeness”

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