This week from Oct. 17 to 24 Diana Nuttall’s students will be doing a Reviewathon, where we play our old repertoire on the cello as many times as possible in order to raise money for people in Somalia (the money will be donated to UNICEF). It’s sort of like the “Jump Rope for Heart” thing where you can either donate a fixed amount, or an amount per # of times that I play my repertoire. Why is it a good idea to send money to Somalia? To quote…

This Friday I went to a talk by the creator of General Fusion, a Canadian company that is researching an approach to fusion (the reaction inside the sun for a source of energy) called magnetized target fusion. If I’ve lost you already, it’s a very unconventional approach, but if you listen to the GF creator, it’s much more viable than the other methods, and will happen next year. After all, as he accurately points out, Laser Fusion requires billions of dollars for a gigantic laser, and after working…