mild burn out

I’m pretty sure my schedule is starting to burn me out a bit. Yesterday I did 3.5 hours on the bench at ballet class. I continue to enjoy it, but I am watching the clock a bit more.  Today I only have one class and am looking forward to that.

I have committed myself to playing for the May term. This looks like a bit of an increase in schedule. M-F 5-8 PM. Whew. Well, hell,  I can use the money.

I continued thinking about Ives and Prokofiev yesterday and playing through their music (and that Schumann G minor Sonata). But by the middle of the day I was feeling pretty dull and tired mentally. After my last class I came home and poured myself a glass of wine and put on the dang TV. This is pretty unusual for me. Not the wine, but the TV.

Next week is Holy Week. And the last week of term. It promises to be kind of hectic. I am finding church discouraging. People misbehaving. Late paycheck. Probably just burn out, but nevertheless real enough.

I got up late and have to leave in a bit for class so here are today’s links:


Detroit Symphony Returns From Strike to a Giddy Reception –

First good news from Detroit in a bit.


Woody Woodpecker and Shamus Culhane’s Animation –

Modern art hidden in old cartoons.


Obama Is Missing –

I like Krugmann the author of this column. quote:

“[T]he philosophy now dominating Washington discussion [is]… a philosophy that says the poor must accept big cuts in Medicaid and food stamps; the middle class must accept big cuts in Medicare (actually a dismantling of the whole program); and corporations and the rich must accept big cuts in the taxes they have to pay. Shared sacrifice!”


Bradley Manning: top US legal scholars voice outrage at ‘torture’ | World news | The Guardian

I do check International media on occasion. Bookmarked this to read.


Review & Outlook: The Tea Party’s First Victory –

I also try to inform myself about people’s views I don’t necessarily agree with. The Wall Street Journal is a decent reporting outfit, but its editorial page usually has something I don’t agree with on it. So I try to make sure I read at least an article or two from this source a week.



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