Boyhood, Buzzfeed, T-Shirts, and Shakespeare: On Criticism, Tribalism, and Relatability

If you use Facebook, you’ve probably noticed an incessant sort of targeted ad popping up in your feed of late, a targeted ad very specific in its targeting. For me, it takes a rather hideous hybrid form: because of my birthplace (Camperdown, a tiny town in the province of Victoria), and my stint of nine […]

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My Greatest Orchestral Hits

As noted in my previous post, this month is the 20th anniversary of me learning to play the cello. Over that time I’ve had the pleasure of playing in a number of different ensembles. Not counting school orchestra, I’ve played in two different youth orchestras, including the incredible one I was a part of for […]

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