Putting away the pipe dream

Songs of Myself

I decided I wanted to be a musician when I was 14. I’d been playing piano half-heartedly for a few years, rarely practicing the classical pieces my tiny, unintimidating piano teacher urged me to learn. No matter how hard I tried, I just couldn’t get fired up about Beethoven’s 5th.
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Adam Levine stole my ‘Sexiest Man Alive’ award

Cultural Cadence

I’m still waiting for my call from People Magazine. Yet another year is passing by, and my phone has remained tauntingly silent. Every time it does happen to emit that jamming iPhone ringtone, I fist-pump in excitement, concluding that those pretentious editors in New York finally decided to open their
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