Jane's Musical Takeaway

Art Matters 

Early this morning I listened to Neil Gaiman's Audible recording of his book Art Matters: Because Your Imagination Can Change the World. Even though I had read the book several times, hearing the words in Gaiman's voice was a remarkably profound experience. If you're not familiar with this volume, I would encourage you to read it. The book speaks not only to the significance of the written word (in all its various forms), but to the importance of libraries and librarians, and most importantly, to the value of nurturing the imagination.

Gaiman's Twitter bio reads as follows: will eventually grow up and get a real job. Until then, will keep making things up and writing them down. I hope Neil Gaiman never grows up; he still has so very much to share with us.

Welcome to my new website! 

My website has now migrated to my new web host, but the transition has presented a steep learning curve along with myriad problems to solve. The basic features are here, but I was unable to recreate the previous episodes of Jane's Musical Takeaway in this new format. This may be the logical time to make the jump to vlogs on YouTube (which has always been the plan for the JMT), but it's also the start of a new teaching term and I still have some technological challenges with video formatting and filming for YouTube.

I hope you'll be patient with me; please know that the JMT is only on hiatus - I promise it's coming back. In the meantime, I've decided this year's motto must certainly be 'Change is good'. I'll try to keep you all updated as often as possible. In the meantime, please sign up for my new mailing list! (You can find the link at the bottom of the home page.)

See you soon, and happy new year!