My most recent publication is a short piece about taking up the accordion, published in the The Threepenny Review. (Winter 2019). Years ago, I also wrote several pieces about playing the piano. Even people who enjoy listening to music often find my hobby baffling. It’s a lot of work and I’ll never make any money playing. Yet there is something about the physical activity of making music that is very gratifying. The scanned article about my piano lessons attached to this post helps explain why.