Alison's reflection in a gallery in Chelsea, NY

Freedom Upgrade

I’ve been feeling a building impulse to stop using Gmail for my personal email and calendar, and somehow today became the day that I moved over. I’ll be forwarding my Gmail, but will be using Proton Mail for my personal email and calendar for the foreseeable future. As all moves away from Google go, it … Read more

Close-up shot of snow drops blooming in front of a big granite rock

Sunday Post Wrangling – 03-19-23

NB: The featured image is of snowdrops in one of my back beds — the recent snow melted in that area and there they were, on March 18. Spring is springing! (I mean, here in northern New England, it’s not really going to be springing but more loitering for awhile, but still.) Every Sunday, I … Read more

Sunday Post Wrangling – 03-12-23

Every Sunday, I pull all of my posts from my Mastodon account into a blog post here. 03-11-23 The only song on my upcoming album without bass is the easiest to mix and currently sounds the best. Hmm. (Yes, before you say it, this definitely says more about me than about bass.) #MusicProduction #Mixing 03-11-23 … Read more

A QuickVue rapid test showing red and blue lines, which is a positive result

Sunday Post Wrangling – 03-05-23

This week’s regularly scheduled wrangling has been interrupted by covid. It finally got me. I’m back to the land of the living at this point, but barely, and am still not feeling capable of any meaningful creativity or expression. So yeah, zero Mastodon posts to wrangle from the past week. I’ve gotten to spend a … Read more

Wax seal on a natural paper envelope with flowers on top

Building Wax and Leather

I’ve been working on a very exciting web project — and for myself, not a client. For years now, Greg and I have been unhappy with the way releasing music works today. Not that it’s ever been perfect, but the business model of music is beyond imperfect at this point, and has reached a state … Read more

Sunday Post Wrangling – 02-26-23

I’m introducing a new habit into my routine — pulling all of my Mastodon posts from the previous week into my blog. This was inspired by Marc at Although this is technically antithetical to the Indieweb philosophy of syndicating everything from your website to other sites, I love using Mastodon as my place to … Read more

A Scottish Excursion: August 2022

I recently took my first all-by-myself vacation: a 10-day trip to Scotland. It was a blast, it was epic, and it was…a LOT of walking! Here are the highlights… Part 1: Edinburgh I spent the first three nights in Edinburgh. My apartment was next to Holyrood Park, which is an incredible park near the center … Read more