When planning lecture tours, I have to be careful that I'm in any given location at an appropriate time.
For example, Arizona temperatures surpass triple digits in the summer, so I made sure to visit in March. (It was only 95 when I arrived!)
Hurricane season in Florida peaks from August through October, which is why I visited the Sunshine State in February in 2016, and why I will visit in November 2017.
And tornado season in the Great Plains occurs twice per year: from May through June, and again in November. That's why I was in Kansas, Missouri, and Arkansas last month.
Wisconsin's winters are worst in February, thus I booked Dairy State speaking engagements for May, August, and November of this year, and June of last year.
And New England, famous for its dazzling autumnal colors, is an ideal place to visit in October. I'm reminded of that fact every day as I drive across the Northeast - especially Vermont last week. When driving, I obviously can't take photos of the foliage. But the other day, while jogging in Randolph, MA, I took several shots.
This tree in particular caught my attention.
Especially how those orange leaves vibrantly contrast the brilliant blue sky.
I'm already looking forward to returning to New England in October 2017.
In the meantime, I'll continue enjoying the vibrant present.
Friday, 14 October 2016, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Charlton Public Library, 40 Main St, Charlton, MA
The Beatles: Band of the Sixties
Explore the music of The Beatles in this 60-minute multimedia presentation (part history and part musical analysis) spanning the full 1960's: beginning with the band's seminal visits to Hamburg, continuing through Beatlemania, and concluding with Abbey Road. The program will be supplemented with audio clips of music and excerpts from interviews with the band members.
This blog is a workshop for developing my analyses of The Beatles' music.