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So long, Minneapolis ... Thanks for the hospitality! - February 24, 2018 #snowcap #coldhandswarmheart

So long, Minneapolis ... Thanks for the hospitality! - February 24, 2018 #snowcap #coldhandswarmheart

@ssminey79 and I talked about teaching guitar classes as a space for creativity. It was so much fun and the crowd loved it! Sarah is doing some REALLY incredible things ... She’s an absolute rockstar, y’all! - February 23, 2018 #shesallthatandabagofchips #minnesotaforthewin #mmea2018

@ssminey79 and I talked about teaching guitar classes as a space for creativity. It was so much fun and the crowd loved it! Sarah is doing some REALLY incredible things ... She’s an absolute rockstar, y’all! - February 23, 2018 #shesallthatandabagofchips #minnesotaforthewin #mmea2018

I guess Minneapolis decided to give me the cold shoulder ... - February 22, 2018 #welcomewagon #mmea2018

I guess Minneapolis decided to give me the cold shoulder ... - February 22, 2018 #welcomewagon #mmea2018

What’s that? You’re a friend of ours and would like to come over? Well we now have places for you to sit (we also may have a table ... eventually)! - February 21, 2018 #illsaveyouaseat #musicalchairgamesawait

What’s that? You’re a friend of ours and would like to come over? Well we now have places for you to sit (we also may have a table ... eventually)! - February 21, 2018 #illsaveyouaseat #musicalchairgamesawait

This morning, the MUED 379 students took the Instrument Timbre Preference Test (a test that can help beginning musicians choose an instrument primarily based on timbre) to see how their results compared to their major instrument. It was a lot of fun to watch them take the exam, but even more fun when we discovered about 3/4 of them preferred an instrument different than their major! - February 20, 2018 #everythingiknowisalie #whatislife

This morning, the MUED 379 students took the Instrument Timbre Preference Test (a test that can help beginning musicians choose an instrument primarily based on timbre) to see how their results compared to their major instrument. It was a lot of fun to watch them take the exam, but even more fun when we discovered about 3/4 of them preferred an instrument different than their major! - February 20, 2018 #everythingiknowisalie #whatislife

Happy birthday to handsome guy @zdicoles ... I miss you and knowing when I accidentally dress like you. - February 19, 2018 #brotherfromanothermother #mcm

Happy birthday to handsome guy @zdicoles ... I miss you and knowing when I accidentally dress like you. - February 19, 2018 #brotherfromanothermother #mcm

Early morning snow - February 18, 2018 #snowline #f

Early morning snow - February 18, 2018 #snowline #f

Dear friends Cindy and Bruce came to visit Philly, so we got dessert!  Cindy is a trusted mentor and advisor, and was the chair for my dissertation committee.  What a lovely and needed evening ... My heart is full! - February 17, 2018 #thebandisbacktogether #gogreen #gofriends #godessert

Dear friends Cindy and Bruce came to visit Philly, so we got dessert! Cindy is a trusted mentor and advisor, and was the chair for my dissertation committee. What a lovely and needed evening ... My heart is full! - February 17, 2018 #thebandisbacktogether #gogreen #gofriends #godessert

Throwback Friday to 2010 when @danielchristianmusic and I played the Sidney High School Auditorium in Nebraska. He’s back there tonight, and I’m sure he’s rocking everybody’s socks off. - February 16, 2018 #amomentvanishing

Throwback Friday to 2010 when @danielchristianmusic and I played the Sidney High School Auditorium in Nebraska. He’s back there tonight, and I’m sure he’s rocking everybody’s socks off. - February 16, 2018 #amomentvanishing

Because Thursday - February 15, 2018 #thirstythursday #tiredhands

Because Thursday - February 15, 2018 #thirstythursday #tiredhands

Better than I deserve - February 14, 2018

Better than I deserve - February 14, 2018

The first bow tie of the semester - February 13, 2018 #firstofmany

The first bow tie of the semester - February 13, 2018 #firstofmany

Although there have been many, I’m pretty sure this is the first photo of @herenow82 and me ... I had only been a PhD student at Michigan State for a couple of weeks before Nebraska came to campus to play football. I may or may not have worn this shirt just to get under his skin ... Regardless, I love this man dearly and it was so wonderful to catch up on the phone tonight!  What’s more? He’s coming to UD this spring to talk with our students/faculty about all the things! - February 12, 2018 #gogreen #gobigred #gofriendship #misterwives

Although there have been many, I’m pretty sure this is the first photo of @herenow82 and me ... I had only been a PhD student at Michigan State for a couple of weeks before Nebraska came to campus to play football. I may or may not have worn this shirt just to get under his skin ... Regardless, I love this man dearly and it was so wonderful to catch up on the phone tonight! What’s more? He’s coming to UD this spring to talk with our students/faculty about all the things! - February 12, 2018 #gogreen #gobigred #gofriendship #misterwives

Throwback Sunday to last night when this drink came into my life: A gin and grapefruit mix are first smoked in a tea kettle, then poured over ice infused with blackberries and strawberries. Incredible! - February 11, 2018 #ginlovers #unique

Throwback Sunday to last night when this drink came into my life: A gin and grapefruit mix are first smoked in a tea kettle, then poured over ice infused with blackberries and strawberries. Incredible! - February 11, 2018 #ginlovers #unique

America the foggy (and beautiful) - February 10, 2018 #outandabout #muchneededdistraction

America the foggy (and beautiful) - February 10, 2018 #outandabout #muchneededdistraction

Missing this. - February 9, 2018

Missing this. - February 9, 2018

Throwback Thursday to five years ago and the promotional shoot for “A Moment Vanishing” w/ @danielchristianmusic ... This shot made it to the inside cover for the CD. 📷: @liliedahlimaging - February 8, 2018 #memories #armwrestlingchampions

Throwback Thursday to five years ago and the promotional shoot for “A Moment Vanishing” w/ @danielchristianmusic ... This shot made it to the inside cover for the CD. 📷: @liliedahlimaging - February 8, 2018 #memories #armwrestlingchampions

Spinning all the plates (and wondering if I’m spinning them correctly). - February 7, 2018 #allwillbewell #onefootinfrontoftheother

Spinning all the plates (and wondering if I’m spinning them correctly). - February 7, 2018 #allwillbewell #onefootinfrontoftheother

First day back and it was a busy/productive one. - February 6, 2018 #richandfullday #beenawakesince230am

First day back and it was a busy/productive one. - February 6, 2018 #richandfullday #beenawakesince230am

Hello, trolly! - February 5, 2018 #publictransport #igetaround

Hello, trolly! - February 5, 2018 #publictransport #igetaround

“There’s no need to fear ...” - February 4, 2018 #underdogs #flyeaglesfly #superbowlchamps

“There’s no need to fear ...” - February 4, 2018 #underdogs #flyeaglesfly #superbowlchamps

Sometimes your life needs to be put on hold so someone else’s can get started again. - February 3, 2018 #friendshelpingfriends #movingday

Sometimes your life needs to be put on hold so someone else’s can get started again. - February 3, 2018 #friendshelpingfriends #movingday

Eyes up. Head down. - February 2, 2018 #onefootinfrontoftheother

Eyes up. Head down. - February 2, 2018 #onefootinfrontoftheother

I didn’t mean to take this photo, but I’d say it’s an accurate representation of how I feel after three solid days of interviewing potential music education students ... Still loving what I do! - February 1, 2018 #whowantstobeabluehen #day3

I didn’t mean to take this photo, but I’d say it’s an accurate representation of how I feel after three solid days of interviewing potential music education students ... Still loving what I do! - February 1, 2018 #whowantstobeabluehen #day3

A real solid day of interviews ... Day 3/3 tomorrow. - January 31, 2018 #whowantstobeabluehen #day2

A real solid day of interviews ... Day 3/3 tomorrow. - January 31, 2018 #whowantstobeabluehen #day2

It was a very rich and full day of auditions ... Back at it tomorrow! - January 30, 2018 #auditionseason #whowantstobeabluehen

It was a very rich and full day of auditions ... Back at it tomorrow! - January 30, 2018 #auditionseason #whowantstobeabluehen

I logged record #500 into the collection today! - January 29, 2018 #500daysofvinyl #growingcollection #vinylcollection

I logged record #500 into the collection today! - January 29, 2018 #500daysofvinyl #growingcollection #vinylcollection

Celebrity sighting - January 28, 2018 #starstruck #dreamcometrue

Celebrity sighting - January 28, 2018 #starstruck #dreamcometrue

I was supposed to be on my way to Philly via Tampa, but a toddler’s stroller has now rerouted me to Chicago. Although it’s much later than originally planned, I should still be able to sleep in my own bed before this sun rises tomorrow! - January 27, 2018 #truestory #damnkids #sunsetsthroughdirtywindows

I was supposed to be on my way to Philly via Tampa, but a toddler’s stroller has now rerouted me to Chicago. Although it’s much later than originally planned, I should still be able to sleep in my own bed before this sun rises tomorrow! - January 27, 2018 #truestory #damnkids #sunsetsthroughdirtywindows

Who else would present a session at a state music conference, drive 70 miles, get a tattoo, then drive the 70 miles back to the conference? Classic Mark, amiright? - January 26, 2018 #normalisboring #donttellmymom

Who else would present a session at a state music conference, drive 70 miles, get a tattoo, then drive the 70 miles back to the conference? Classic Mark, amiright? - January 26, 2018 #normalisboring #donttellmymom

Traveled to Michigan today.  Given how many wonderful people I saw, I couldn’t choose any one photo ... So instead, here’s a picture of the ceiling from an especially lovely dinner this evening! Giving a presentation first thing in the morning ... - January 25, 2018 #busyweekend #michiganmusicconference

Traveled to Michigan today. Given how many wonderful people I saw, I couldn’t choose any one photo ... So instead, here’s a picture of the ceiling from an especially lovely dinner this evening! Giving a presentation first thing in the morning ... - January 25, 2018 #busyweekend #michiganmusicconference

Very slightly included - January 24, 2018 #vs2 #diamondsareforever

Very slightly included - January 24, 2018 #vs2 #diamondsareforever

Eyes open - January 23, 2018 #lightsandtunnels

Eyes open - January 23, 2018 #lightsandtunnels

The Huskers faced The Buckeyes in basketball this evening ... It was only fitting that we all got together! - January 22, 2018 #myteamlost #itsfine #theonlywayoutisthrough

The Huskers faced The Buckeyes in basketball this evening ... It was only fitting that we all got together! - January 22, 2018 #myteamlost #itsfine #theonlywayoutisthrough

It’s been a hot minute since I’ve cried during a concert ... Thanks for breaking that streak, Glen Hansard. - January 21, 2018 #somuchmorethanonce #mymusicheroes

It’s been a hot minute since I’ve cried during a concert ... Thanks for breaking that streak, Glen Hansard. - January 21, 2018 #somuchmorethanonce #mymusicheroes

All edits are now complete and the final draft submitted.  Look for this chapter in the upcoming “Oxford Handbook of Preservice Music Teacher Education in the United States,” being released later this year! - January 20, 2018 #firstpublishedbookchapter #gobigred #gogreen #gobluehens

All edits are now complete and the final draft submitted. Look for this chapter in the upcoming “Oxford Handbook of Preservice Music Teacher Education in the United States,” being released later this year! - January 20, 2018 #firstpublishedbookchapter #gobigred #gogreen #gobluehens

Llama. - January 19, 2018 #cupoffewwords #llamasofinstagram

Llama. - January 19, 2018 #cupoffewwords #llamasofinstagram

My leather jacket doesn’t fit over a suit, but I also never dug how I looked in anything else. Today, I found an overcoat that’s a little more ... me. - January 18, 2018 #differentisgood #testdrive

My leather jacket doesn’t fit over a suit, but I also never dug how I looked in anything else. Today, I found an overcoat that’s a little more ... me. - January 18, 2018 #differentisgood #testdrive

Ships and bridges and friends and things - January 17, 2018 #itsjustalittlecold

Ships and bridges and friends and things - January 17, 2018 #itsjustalittlecold

I’ve been in the market for a new coffee shop, and the Gryphon Cafe just might be the top contender ... - January 16, 2018 #twopointsforgryffindor #yesiknowtheyarenotthesamething

I’ve been in the market for a new coffee shop, and the Gryphon Cafe just might be the top contender ... - January 16, 2018 #twopointsforgryffindor #yesiknowtheyarenotthesamething

Here’s a lame/nerdy Photo of the Day ... I typically start my day and get my brain working with coffee and the New York Times crossword puzzle.  I finished today’s crossword before I could even finish my second cup of coffee. (If you didn’t already know) Fun Fact: If you finish the puzzle on the same day that it’s released, the icon turns gold instead of blue! - January 15, 2018 #goldmember #mondaysaretheeasydays

Here’s a lame/nerdy Photo of the Day ... I typically start my day and get my brain working with coffee and the New York Times crossword puzzle. I finished today’s crossword before I could even finish my second cup of coffee. (If you didn’t already know) Fun Fact: If you finish the puzzle on the same day that it’s released, the icon turns gold instead of blue! - January 15, 2018 #goldmember #mondaysaretheeasydays

What a great evening of libations and conversations with my friend @stuchapmanhill !  He’s truly one of the smartest and most thoughtful people on this planet ... I feel so very blessed to call him my friend.  Now, spoiler alert: We’re planning a project together. Stay tuned! - January 14, 2018 #goodfriends #greatoldies #gogreen

What a great evening of libations and conversations with my friend @stuchapmanhill ! He’s truly one of the smartest and most thoughtful people on this planet ... I feel so very blessed to call him my friend. Now, spoiler alert: We’re planning a project together. Stay tuned! - January 14, 2018 #goodfriends #greatoldies #gogreen

Go Birds! - January 13, 2018 #flyeaglesfly #nfcchampionshipbound

Go Birds! - January 13, 2018 #flyeaglesfly #nfcchampionshipbound

I’ll just pretend that these lights are green because I’m here ... (don’t worry, this room was much brighter than the photo suggests) - January 12, 2018 #greatreadinglight #gogreen #michiganstatealum

I’ll just pretend that these lights are green because I’m here ... (don’t worry, this room was much brighter than the photo suggests) - January 12, 2018 #greatreadinglight #gogreen #michiganstatealum

Did a lot of work from the library today. Once I was finished, I walked out to this ... I ain’t mad about it. - January 11, 2018 #cityofbrotherlylove #feelingathome

Did a lot of work from the library today. Once I was finished, I walked out to this ... I ain’t mad about it. - January 11, 2018 #cityofbrotherlylove #feelingathome

This is Bob, the head of the Pennsylvanians for Nebraska Alumni Association. This group gathers to watch Husker football games (Nebraskans sure do love their football ... even those living outside the state) and raise money to fund scholarships for Pennsylvania graduates who will be attending the University of Nebraska. Even though I joined the group just this past fall, Bob brought me 6 large bins/containers full of vinyl records since he knew they would be loved and taken care of in my collection! - January 10, 2017 #gobigred #goodpeople #vinyllovers

This is Bob, the head of the Pennsylvanians for Nebraska Alumni Association. This group gathers to watch Husker football games (Nebraskans sure do love their football ... even those living outside the state) and raise money to fund scholarships for Pennsylvania graduates who will be attending the University of Nebraska. Even though I joined the group just this past fall, Bob brought me 6 large bins/containers full of vinyl records since he knew they would be loved and taken care of in my collection! - January 10, 2017 #gobigred #goodpeople #vinyllovers

Spent my afternoon showing Flat Stanley around Center City Philadelphia.  I hope Niece Sophie enjoys learning about Stanley’s adventures in eating his first cheesesteak, as well as his trips to see Independence Hall, The Reading Terminal Market, City Hall, and (thanks to a little help from Mike the security guard) Stanley even got up close and personal with the Liberty Bell! - January 9, 2018 #crackiswack #butbeinganuncleisneat

Spent my afternoon showing Flat Stanley around Center City Philadelphia. I hope Niece Sophie enjoys learning about Stanley’s adventures in eating his first cheesesteak, as well as his trips to see Independence Hall, The Reading Terminal Market, City Hall, and (thanks to a little help from Mike the security guard) Stanley even got up close and personal with the Liberty Bell! - January 9, 2018 #crackiswack #butbeinganuncleisneat

There are always those friends who, although you may not have a chance to talk often, always make you feel like you’ve never really been apart.  Here’s to John Masters, y’all ... A great friend from my Wyoming teaching years, who always knows exactly how to make me laugh. - January 8, 2018 #bestfeiendsforever #onlinedates

There are always those friends who, although you may not have a chance to talk often, always make you feel like you’ve never really been apart. Here’s to John Masters, y’all ... A great friend from my Wyoming teaching years, who always knows exactly how to make me laugh. - January 8, 2018 #bestfeiendsforever #onlinedates

The heater broke again ... I guess it’s time to sit by the fire with a little scotch in my hand and some Coltrane on the record player. Come sit with me? - January 7, 2018 #nightslikethese

The heater broke again ... I guess it’s time to sit by the fire with a little scotch in my hand and some Coltrane on the record player. Come sit with me? - January 7, 2018 #nightslikethese

Got coffee with the certified bad-ass @ssminey79 today!  We chatted about our upcoming presentation at the Minnesota Music Educators Association State Conference this February (and exchanged congratulations for staying alive despite our insanely busy schedules). - January 6, 2018 #shesthecoolest #anddoingallthecoolthings

Got coffee with the certified bad-ass @ssminey79 today! We chatted about our upcoming presentation at the Minnesota Music Educators Association State Conference this February (and exchanged congratulations for staying alive despite our insanely busy schedules). - January 6, 2018 #shesthecoolest #anddoingallthecoolthings

It was a very long day of travel (a total of 11 hours), but none of my flights were cancelled and I am home safe ... I call it a win! - January 5, 2018 #travelgram #safeandsound #homesweethome

It was a very long day of travel (a total of 11 hours), but none of my flights were cancelled and I am home safe ... I call it a win! - January 5, 2018 #travelgram #safeandsound #homesweethome

Since I arrived in Sidney, Maggie has rarely left my side. Something tells me she’s not looking forward to me leaving in the morning ... - January 4, 2018 #dogsofinstagram #mansbestfriend #illneverletgo

Since I arrived in Sidney, Maggie has rarely left my side. Something tells me she’s not looking forward to me leaving in the morning ... - January 4, 2018 #dogsofinstagram #mansbestfriend #illneverletgo

Thawing - January 3 2018 #nolongerfreezing #itsgonnabeabrightsunshinyday

Thawing - January 3 2018 #nolongerfreezing #itsgonnabeabrightsunshinyday

I spent my afternoon writing/editing a book chapter at Coffee Corner, a local coffee shop in my hometown. It was rather quaint and peaceful ... - January 2, 2018 #localflavor #hometownvibes

I spent my afternoon writing/editing a book chapter at Coffee Corner, a local coffee shop in my hometown. It was rather quaint and peaceful ... - January 2, 2018 #localflavor #hometownvibes

Every time I’m in the area, I have to stop at Twist & Shout Records ... Easily one of my favorite vinyl shops in the country.  Today, I picked up some Blues Traveler and Glen Hansard! - January 1, 2018 #vinyllovers #startingtheyearoffright

Every time I’m in the area, I have to stop at Twist & Shout Records ... Easily one of my favorite vinyl shops in the country. Today, I picked up some Blues Traveler and Glen Hansard! - January 1, 2018 #vinyllovers #startingtheyearoffright

Closed out 2017 with some family time, complete with card games and Scrabble. Consonants were luxuries I did not receive often, but I still won the match. I’m sure there’s a metaphor for 2017 in there somewhere ... - December 31, 2017 #youcandoanythingyouputyourmindto #likewellplacedthreeletterwords #later2017

Closed out 2017 with some family time, complete with card games and Scrabble. Consonants were luxuries I did not receive often, but I still won the match. I’m sure there’s a metaphor for 2017 in there somewhere ... - December 31, 2017 #youcandoanythingyouputyourmindto #likewellplacedthreeletterwords #later2017

One thing I have always admired about @emij12 is her seemingly innate ability to give great hugs. Today, I watched her marry the man of her dreams, and was fortunate enough to receive an Emi hug during the reception afterward.  It did not disappoint. Congratulations, Emi and Brian! - December 30, 2017 #hugsnotdrugs #friendshipismagic

One thing I have always admired about @emij12 is her seemingly innate ability to give great hugs. Today, I watched her marry the man of her dreams, and was fortunate enough to receive an Emi hug during the reception afterward. It did not disappoint. Congratulations, Emi and Brian! - December 30, 2017 #hugsnotdrugs #friendshipismagic

Is there anything this dog does that isn’t cute? - December 29, 2017 #mansbestfriend #dogsofinstagram #playtime

Is there anything this dog does that isn’t cute? - December 29, 2017 #mansbestfriend #dogsofinstagram #playtime

I’m back in Nebraska ... It was really cool to watch my eldest niece, @meaghan_ross, play basketball tonight. They won, of course ... probably because I was cheering so loudly.  You’re welcome, ladies. - December 28, 2017 #prouduncle #hometownhero

I’m back in Nebraska ... It was really cool to watch my eldest niece, @meaghan_ross, play basketball tonight. They won, of course ... probably because I was cheering so loudly. You’re welcome, ladies. - December 28, 2017 #prouduncle #hometownhero

Adventure awaits ... Heading to Nebraska in the morning. - December 27, 2017 #leavinonajetplane

Adventure awaits ... Heading to Nebraska in the morning. - December 27, 2017 #leavinonajetplane

Niece Sophie mailed a special project for my winter break ... complete with a special note. - December 26, 2017 #beardsofinstagram

Niece Sophie mailed a special project for my winter break ... complete with a special note. - December 26, 2017 #beardsofinstagram

My dad got his selfie game from me.  Here’s hoping you also talked with those you love today! - December 25, 2017 #oldpeopleandtechnology #hedoeswhathewants

My dad got his selfie game from me. Here’s hoping you also talked with those you love today! - December 25, 2017 #oldpeopleandtechnology #hedoeswhathewants

Throwback Sunday to a few nights days ago and this beautiful ice skating rink beneath Philadelphia City Hall ... A very merry Christmas Eve to all that celebrate it tonight - December 24, 2017 #iceskating #ilovethiscity

Throwback Sunday to a few nights days ago and this beautiful ice skating rink beneath Philadelphia City Hall ... A very merry Christmas Eve to all that celebrate it tonight - December 24, 2017 #iceskating #ilovethiscity

Cooking a pork roast for dinner, listening to a Van Morrison vinyl, working on a New York Times crossword, and enjoying a nice Virginian gin ... A spectacular evening indeed! - December 23, 2017 #christmaseveeve

Cooking a pork roast for dinner, listening to a Van Morrison vinyl, working on a New York Times crossword, and enjoying a nice Virginian gin ... A spectacular evening indeed! - December 23, 2017 #christmaseveeve

Just laying down a few demo tracks ... Apparently, at the time I took this photo, I was prepared to record a water bottle. - December 22, 2017 #cuttingedge #bestideayet

Just laying down a few demo tracks ... Apparently, at the time I took this photo, I was prepared to record a water bottle. - December 22, 2017 #cuttingedge #bestideayet

Rooftops and friends and gins and things - December 21, 2017 #fallsemesterisover #livingthedream

Rooftops and friends and gins and things - December 21, 2017 #fallsemesterisover #livingthedream

Today was one of those days that are a little harder to find beauty in ... Instead of going into detail, I’ll try my best to shift my perspective:  I’m thankful for opportunities to learn and grow. While I may be hurt by the way things are said, I am fortunate to have the information, which provides me opportunities to be better next time. - December 20, 2017 #getupandtryagain

Today was one of those days that are a little harder to find beauty in ... Instead of going into detail, I’ll try my best to shift my perspective: I’m thankful for opportunities to learn and grow. While I may be hurt by the way things are said, I am fortunate to have the information, which provides me opportunities to be better next time. - December 20, 2017 #getupandtryagain

Saving it for later - December 19, 2017 #justleafmehere

Saving it for later - December 19, 2017 #justleafmehere

Lane fire - December 18, 2017 #alleycat #oscarthegrouch

Lane fire - December 18, 2017 #alleycat #oscarthegrouch

OMGOMGOMGOMGOMG - December 17, 2017 #starwars #innerchild

OMGOMGOMGOMGOMG - December 17, 2017 #starwars #innerchild

College bowl season started today. Let’s just say my picks could have been a lot better ... - December 16, 2017 #roughstart #tomorrowisanewday #winthattendollarsback

College bowl season started today. Let’s just say my picks could have been a lot better ... - December 16, 2017 #roughstart #tomorrowisanewday #winthattendollarsback

Oh thanks, Guido ... I needed that. - December 16, 2017 #dogsofinstagram #idontmind

Oh thanks, Guido ... I needed that. - December 16, 2017 #dogsofinstagram #idontmind

Throwback Thursday to two days ago and this dinner with our fantastic grad students. They do so much for us while balancing their own coursework and lives. They’re super supportive of each other, always speak positively about others, and consistently put the needs of others before themselves—all essential qualities that help keep our music community feeling welcoming and safe. I am so thankful for these humans and look forward to continue our work together next semester! - December 14, 2017 #gobluehens #blessedtobehere

Throwback Thursday to two days ago and this dinner with our fantastic grad students. They do so much for us while balancing their own coursework and lives. They’re super supportive of each other, always speak positively about others, and consistently put the needs of others before themselves—all essential qualities that help keep our music community feeling welcoming and safe. I am so thankful for these humans and look forward to continue our work together next semester! - December 14, 2017 #gobluehens #blessedtobehere

We’re all a little (Read: Much more than a little) tired, but the three of us meeting up in New York City?  Yes, please! - December 13, 2017 #reunitedanditfeelssogood #itsbeentoolong

We’re all a little (Read: Much more than a little) tired, but the three of us meeting up in New York City? Yes, please! - December 13, 2017 #reunitedanditfeelssogood #itsbeentoolong

Henry David Thoreau once said, “It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see” ... I started this project three years ago, at a time when I wasn’t feeling the most positive about myself, in hopes to better appreciate the world around me. It’s never been about the number of likes or followers and some days it’s not easy to find beauty in the moments ... but this project has truly been a life saver as I regularly catch myself looking at my world through a different lens (literally and figuratively). Thank you for coming along with me on this journey ... Happy three years, Photo of the Day! - December 12, 2017 #creativelifehappylife #havenotmissedaday #onwardtovictory

Henry David Thoreau once said, “It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see” ... I started this project three years ago, at a time when I wasn’t feeling the most positive about myself, in hopes to better appreciate the world around me. It’s never been about the number of likes or followers and some days it’s not easy to find beauty in the moments ... but this project has truly been a life saver as I regularly catch myself looking at my world through a different lens (literally and figuratively). Thank you for coming along with me on this journey ... Happy three years, Photo of the Day! - December 12, 2017 #creativelifehappylife #havenotmissedaday #onwardtovictory

I mean ... they ain’t wrong - December 11, 2017 #longday #finalsweek

I mean ... they ain’t wrong - December 11, 2017 #longday #finalsweek

We both need a haircut. Maybe after finals week, Bailey ... Maybe after finals week. - December 10, 2017 #longhairdontcare #lapdoglife

We both need a haircut. Maybe after finals week, Bailey ... Maybe after finals week. - December 10, 2017 #longhairdontcare #lapdoglife

Seasons changing right before my eyes. - December 9, 2017 #lookout #firstsnow #changes

Seasons changing right before my eyes. - December 9, 2017 #lookout #firstsnow #changes

This evening, I attended a UD Department of Music holiday party that included songs, sandwiches, sweaters, and other nouns that don’t begin with “s” ... It was a really fantastic evening! - December 8, 2017 #gobluehens #holidayseason #seeyounextyear

This evening, I attended a UD Department of Music holiday party that included songs, sandwiches, sweaters, and other nouns that don’t begin with “s” ... It was a really fantastic evening! - December 8, 2017 #gobluehens #holidayseason #seeyounextyear

Dinner entertainment - December 7, 2017 #kingme #checkeribarelyknowher

Dinner entertainment - December 7, 2017 #kingme #checkeribarelyknowher

Congratulations to Caty on successfully completing her student teaching experience!  It was a pleasure getting to know and observe you this past semester! - December 6, 2017 #movinonup #graduating #gobluehens

Congratulations to Caty on successfully completing her student teaching experience! It was a pleasure getting to know and observe you this past semester! - December 6, 2017 #movinonup #graduating #gobluehens

Today was our last meeting of MUED 479: Secondary Instrumental Methods ... After a semester of thoughtful discussions (and maybe a *little* laughter), I'm really going to miss our weekly family gatherings.  On to student teaching they go! - December 5, 2017 #gobluehens #thebeststudents #myheartisfull

Today was our last meeting of MUED 479: Secondary Instrumental Methods ... After a semester of thoughtful discussions (and maybe a *little* laughter), I'm really going to miss our weekly family gatherings. On to student teaching they go! - December 5, 2017 #gobluehens #thebeststudents #myheartisfull

Throwback Monday to remind you to hug someone today ... They probably need it. You probably need it. - December 4, 2017 #difficultdays #friendsarefamily #gobluehens

Throwback Monday to remind you to hug someone today ... They probably need it. You probably need it. - December 4, 2017 #difficultdays #friendsarefamily #gobluehens

Congrats to Derek for his spectacular degree recital!  At one point, three mosquitos were reunited, only to meet their ultimate demise ... Well, maybe you just had to be there. - December 3, 2017 #gobluehens #greatperformance #ihavethebeststudents

Congrats to Derek for his spectacular degree recital! At one point, three mosquitos were reunited, only to meet their ultimate demise ... Well, maybe you just had to be there. - December 3, 2017 #gobluehens #greatperformance #ihavethebeststudents

Fresh out of a Michigan State jazz trumpet audition, Nick successfully completed his degree recital today ... and it was really something special! - December 2, 2017 #gobluehens #ihavethebeststudents #futurespartan (maybe)

Fresh out of a Michigan State jazz trumpet audition, Nick successfully completed his degree recital today ... and it was really something special! - December 2, 2017 #gobluehens #ihavethebeststudents #futurespartan (maybe)

I probably drank WAY too much coffee today ... - December 1, 2017 #justkidding #nosuchthing

I probably drank WAY too much coffee today ... - December 1, 2017 #justkidding #nosuchthing

Inspired by my time at MSU, we’re starting a tradition of “family meal” at the University of Delaware, where the music education faculty get together for food, friendship, and collaboration! - November 30, 2017 #gobluehens #ihavethebestcolleagues

Inspired by my time at MSU, we’re starting a tradition of “family meal” at the University of Delaware, where the music education faculty get together for food, friendship, and collaboration! - November 30, 2017 #gobluehens #ihavethebestcolleagues

UD music students are 1) Concerned about your overall health, and 2) Cutting-edge visual artists - November 29, 2017 #ilovemyjob #babyitscoldunderwater

UD music students are 1) Concerned about your overall health, and 2) Cutting-edge visual artists - November 29, 2017 #ilovemyjob #babyitscoldunderwater

Took this old friend out ... and for the first time at UD, a group of my undergraduates heard me play an original song 😳 - November 28, 2017 #terrifyinglyfun #theyaskedmetodoit #theyhavetolikeitbecauseiamresponsiblefortheirfinalgrade

Took this old friend out ... and for the first time at UD, a group of my undergraduates heard me play an original song 😳 - November 28, 2017 #terrifyinglyfun #theyaskedmetodoit #theyhavetolikeitbecauseiamresponsiblefortheirfinalgrade

Falling for you - November 27, 2017 #sunset #autumn #workview

Falling for you - November 27, 2017 #sunset #autumn #workview

Eye in the sky - November 26, 2017 #breakisover #sundayworkday

Eye in the sky - November 26, 2017 #breakisover #sundayworkday

Go Green (And purple. And pink. And blue. And red. And orange.)! - November 25, 2017 #illuminatingevening

Go Green (And purple. And pink. And blue. And red. And orange.)! - November 25, 2017 #illuminatingevening

I sure do love this city ... November 24, 2017 #adventuretime #causingtrouble

I sure do love this city ... November 24, 2017 #adventuretime #causingtrouble

Shortly after this was taken, Brandon exclaimed, “Y’all, I ate too much ... I gotta unbutton this shirt and wear it like a jacket.” - November 23, 2017 #thanksgiving2017 #eastcoastspartannetwork

Shortly after this was taken, Brandon exclaimed, “Y’all, I ate too much ... I gotta unbutton this shirt and wear it like a jacket.” - November 23, 2017 #thanksgiving2017 #eastcoastspartannetwork

Tonight, I’m thankful for great friends and baking pies - November 22, 2017 #friendsgiving #canweeatyet

Tonight, I’m thankful for great friends and baking pies - November 22, 2017 #friendsgiving #canweeatyet

Together again ... - November 21, 2017 #eastcoastspartannetwork #likeweveneverbeenapart

Together again ... - November 21, 2017 #eastcoastspartannetwork #likeweveneverbeenapart

Students and colleagues kept asking me if I was planning to decorate my campus office and make it my own ... To those that asked, I would typically respond with, “I need a little time to make it right.” Well, Thanksgiving break has provided me with a little time!  Here’s just one corner of the original ... swipe to see the finished product. - November 20, 2017 #nomoreflorescentlights #nomoremetalcabinets #itjustneedssomevinylrecords

Students and colleagues kept asking me if I was planning to decorate my campus office and make it my own ... To those that asked, I would typically respond with, “I need a little time to make it right.” Well, Thanksgiving break has provided me with a little time! Here’s just one corner of the original ... swipe to see the finished product. - November 20, 2017 #nomoreflorescentlights #nomoremetalcabinets #itjustneedssomevinylrecords

Looking down for things going up - November 20, 2017 #finallyunpacking #coveredindirt #makingprogress

Looking down for things going up - November 20, 2017 #finallyunpacking #coveredindirt #makingprogress

Despite a poor game/season, it’s nice when you can watch with friends ... - November 18, 2017 #gobigred #nebraskaalumni #huskers #pennsylvaniansfornebraska

Despite a poor game/season, it’s nice when you can watch with friends ... - November 18, 2017 #gobigred #nebraskaalumni #huskers #pennsylvaniansfornebraska

OMGOMGOMGOMG - November 17, 2017 #justiceleague #littlekidatheart

OMGOMGOMGOMG - November 17, 2017 #justiceleague #littlekidatheart

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