Why no posts? In 25plus years of teaching, I have never given a multiple choice exam. Here goes. My first.
a. Because I was in California visiting my father-in-law.
b. Because there's no internet access.
c. Except at the public library.
d. The weather was cold and stormy.
e. I was VERRRRRY sick the whole time.
f. With various weird--and I hope unrelated--symptoms.
g. I could go on.
The answer, as so often on such exams, is ALL OF THE ABOVE.
Since I didn't go anywhere, I didn't spend any money. Oh, by request, we bought Miss Em several giant chocolate bars from Trader Joe's.
As always, the best things in life are free: we saw a rainbow and my father-in-law, a very brainy guy still at 92, uttered the following sentence:
I like the Prokofiev piece even though it lacks the structural transparency and integrity of the Beethoven
Is it not worth a plane ticket and several days to hear a sentence like that one?