Author: Emily Wright

The Thirsty Cellist Returns!

Longtime readers may remember I used to have a separate Blogger site devoted to wine and food called The Thirsty Cellist. I abandoned it to focus on school and cello-y things, and it has since been taken over by some rando who has nothing to do wine or cello, from the look of it. Now that I’ve decided to keep my studio small (and wonderful, all the same), I’m venturing into winemaking in a much more earnest way. I’ve applied for the UC Davis Viticulture and Enology program, am taking remedial college chemistry, reading sheaves of text, and am...

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the second book

It seems like self-promotional small potatoes to post about my next book after the shock and tumult of this week, but working on it┬áserves as a diversion from the feelings of helplessness and despair that come from living in an experimental democracy. Since my first “new book” post during the summer, it’s changed format somewhat, and may change again, based upon feedback I get between now and the time I get a few test proofs circulated amongst a few students and colleagues. For now, it’s going to be a smaller format: 9×6, a mini dictionary of techniques, common issues,...

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Hmmm, maybe no retreat?

After getting lots of emails asking for a retreat or other such event, I’ve only gotten 2 people saying they’re more likely than not to come to the tentative event in Middleburg. I know it’s tough because I have only the roughest dates (Jan-March), but without enough interest, I can’t book dates and plan stuff. Because cello is a noisy activity, the folks at Wellbourne would not be able to book any other clients while our retreat is happening, so I need 7-8 people to raise their hands soon, otherwise it gets scrapped. Alternatively, I can come visit a...

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Thoracic Outlet Update

Thoracic outlet syndrome is complicated. It can be caused by any number of things, from trauma (like a car accident or fall) to genetic predisposition to, as is my case, a subtle accumulation of overuse injuries that led to a cascade of malfunction in the structures of my torso, and later, all the way down my body. One of the tricky things about TOS is the referred pain- burning, shocking, aching, tingling sensations that are felt one place, but are actually manifestations of problems somewhere else. To make it even more complicated, when a muscle is held with too...

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