The ancient-storied kiss

by Kevin T McEneaney Like us, many animals give a kiss. Clown-fish pucker kiss to attract a mate. Foxes rub noses or mock-bite on neck. Elephants touch trunks, plunge them…

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Dandelions on the brain

by Kevin T McEneaney Dead-heading dandelions on the lawn, squeezing the yellow juice of the flower, will do nothing at all for the landscape— for the dandelion exceeds our thought…

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Court-defined Wetlands

image description by Bill Schlesinger It’s time for the Supreme Court to stop issuing broad rulings that affect scientific questions.  In its recent decision on Sackett v the Environmental Protection Agency, the…

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Arriana Quartet Triumphs at Music Mountain

John McGrosso,Julia Sakharova, Judith Gordon, Joanna Mendoza, Kurt Baldwin by Kevin T McEneaney With a program that featured both old and recent compositions the Arianna Quartet delivered a powerful performance…

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Daniel Stepner and Robert Levin deliver period Mozart

by Kevin T McEneaney Aston Magna was at the forefront of reviving period instrument performances of older music in the U.S. The concert at St. James Place in Great Barrington,…

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On Retirement

His Badhrán drum by Doctor Phillip Brady I will always say Hello to you he said, You looked after me when I had nothing. Now I have this place, if…

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Improvised Trio at The Stissing Center Delivers the Wow!

Nathan Meltzer, Sophia Zhou, Sterling Elliot by Kevin T McEneaney Sterling Elliot has the press nomenclature (as a 2021 Avery Fisher Grant winner) of being a rising star, however, that…

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Trio Seoul Stuns Audience at Bard College

Jinjoo Cho, Kyu Yeon Kim, Brannon Cho by Kevin T McEneaney As culmination of the Hudson Valley Chamber Music Series at Bard’s Olin Hall, Trio Seoul, who has won over…

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Worshipping Algorithms

by Kevin T McEneaney To be merely human is now passé. Long ago, we invented deity who invisibly regulated life. Then we invented exalted heroes who were half-deity and half-human.…

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Watering the lawn

Summer means attention to lawn care.  Mid-summer drought leads to frequent repositioning of garden hoses to ensure a green lawn.  Water bills skyrocket.  Is this mindless? Just how much water…

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