Day 9: Symphony No. 2 in C Minor (Janowski)

My “office” this morning: Starbucks, the iconic coffee shop that’s as snooty and hipster as they come. My dutiful wife sits nearby, ostensibly to work. But she’s actually just farting around on her smart phone. Still, it’s nice to have someone with me for a change. This morning, I am listening to Anton Bruckner’s Symphony … [Read more…]

Day 7: Symphony No. 2 in C Minor (Barenboim)

My “office” this morning: Red Hot Inn, a little after 6am. I’m the only person in the restaurant at this hour. I like it that way. Red Hot Inn is a local institution. They’re known for their chili dogs. But their breakfasts are quite delicious – and reasonably priced, too. For the record, I had … [Read more…]

Day 6: Symphony No. 2 in C Minor (Barenboim)

My “office” this morning – Bagel Beanery, a local coffee shop and, well, bagel eatery. Bagel Beanery is like Panera Bread Co. in that I can sit for hours using their Wi-Fi sipping coffee and eating an occasional bagel. It’s much smaller than Panera, though. So people watching is less enjoyable because there are fewer … [Read more…]