On May 2nd, our neighbor, Jorja, who is a Professor of Violin at Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music, brought one of her creative students, Amy, who played her own version of "Happy Birthday." [embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3AJS7vV17Yc&vol=60&width=605&height=340¢ervid=1[/embedyt]
Since moving from California to Indiana, we've been amazed at the variety of colors that different daylily cultivars display. We began our collection with just a few fans and added new colors each year. The one major problem with raising daylilies is that they attract deer, who feast on the flower buds the day before they are ready to open into a full blossom. To remedy that, we've planted the fans into pots, and these are placed on our deck, which is surrounded by a fence. Since the roots of daylilies are sensitive to freezing temperatures, we move the pots
Tod at the Opera In 2010 Norm, one of our new friends, suggested that I join him as a “super” in an upcoming opera production from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. A supernumerary is basically an extra, a non-speaking, non-singing bit part, such as a servant serving champagne, or a random guy leaning out a window ringing a bell. I have never had previous experience with stage productions so I was pretty excited to join the voice students, most of whom were nearly fifty years younger. As we joined the male chorus in the dressing room, we "seniors"