I hope.

I’d like to sincerely wish President Obama (who will, in all likelyhood, never see this post) a safe, strong, and successful term as President of the United States.

I hope he remains to be the elloquent leader he has proven himself to be thus far, and that he helps to pull this country back out of the economic pit it has fallen into. 

I hope he brings everyone home safely, and keeps them home.

I hope that people who pointed at the TV screens today at 12:00 PM and said, “Hey look, history,” were right. 

President Obama, I hope you enjoy the next 4 years.



(P.S. On an off-topic note, it was awesome to see Yo-Yo Ma, my personal hero, playing John Williams music with Itzhak Perlman, Gabriela Montero, and Anthony McGill)

Travelblog; Laredo, Day 1

Me, plus cello and messenger bag. 


Me, plus cello and messenger bag.


If you don’t know already, I play in a quartet with my 2 sisters and my brother. It is an amazing experience, and there’s nothing quite like it. A while ago, we were invited to play in Laredo, Texas, as the city’s “Rising Stars of 2009.” This consisted of playing a concert for the city’s schoolchildren, doing some sort of ‘media interview,’ and eating a lot of food with important people. 


I’ve decided to blog all of it (or as much as I can) in a few blog posts, so as to share the experience as best I can (which, knowing me, will probably be a very poor representation of events, as I write like a hippo). Well, here goes nothing…

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