Category Archives: Friends and Family

Museum of Fine Arts

Today we visited the Museum of Fine Arts. I think my favorite part of such museums are the galleries with ancient art. It seems like there’s always a lion from the side of Nebuchadnezzar’s palace; an Assyrian bas relief of a warrior with a massive, braided beard; and Grecian urns. What I hadn’t seen in […]

Visit to Maine

Today we took a day trip with my mother to Maine, mainly to see the house of author Sarah Orne Jewett, who was the subject of my mother’s masters thesis. Jewett had an odd fascination with her initials; she would carve them on random items, including the window pane of her room, which you can […]

Charlie Brown Parallel?


Welcome to the World

My son, Samuel Edwin Matzko, was born today at 3:18 EDT by cesarean section. He’s 8 lbs. 12 oz., 20 inches long, and has strong vocal abilities. Mother is doing well, and son is a little bewildered but catching on quickly.

The Fiddleheads Live in Concert

We have several friends who are just about to graduate from Wellesley, and a couple of them play in a student Celtic group called the “Fiddleheads.” I took the video clip below at the Fiddleheads’ Spring Concert on May 13, 2006 at Wellesley. About halfway through they dish out a very creative rhythm technique.

Scott Aniol, be our Mildred J. Hill

Happy birthday to Scott, who at age 19 is almost out of the teen years! Here’s the present I’ll be sending him.