Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Friday, October 24, 2014

Halloween costumes take over Downtown Midland

By Emma C. Johnson
Midland Daily News, 24 Oct 2014: A3.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Mannequins invade downtown Midland

By Emma C. Johnson

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Food curatorial choices / Huge shopping carts don't belong in small bathrooms

At the grocery store a woman brought her shopping cart into the cramped bathroom. I don't know how she managed to get it in there. Why not leave it outside? She hadn't paid for her groceries yet. Are you guarding your food curatorial choices? Do you think someone is going to say, "Milk, bread, and eggs ... never thought of that. I'm taking this one! Quick before she washes her hands!"? I wonder if there's something to the psychology of anticipated ownership.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Culinary program at Windover High has new chef

By Emma C. Johnson

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Oxytocin Structure, 2014

Oxytocin molecular drawing
11 x 17 in., red Sharpie on Strathmore charcoal paper

Monday, July 21, 2014

Ducks float for hope during RiverDays in Midland

By Emma C. Johnson 

Thursday, July 17, 2014

RiverDays returns to downtown Midland this weekend

--> By Emma C. Johnson Midland Daily News, 17 July 2014


Enantiomers +/- 62.5

Spearmint oil [(R)-(–)-carvone] and caraway seed oil [(S)-(+)-carvone] smell different even though they have exactly the same molecules because, since the molecules are attached differently, they fit into different receptors.

It's like you are the molecule and the receptors are your friends. The people around you can bring out different parts of yourself. You are the same person, but it is received such that you're the same but different. People view you differently even though you're the same person.

Enantiomers are reflections but can't be superimposed. Even though it's a reflection like in a mirror, they aren't the same. In this way it's an illusion. It suggests being identical, but never will be.

So, are we the same person? Of course, but we act differently around different people and they receive us differently even if we are acting in the same way.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Inaugural Woodcutter's Ball in Auburn


Sunday, May 18, 2014

Educators, others seek more funding from state lawmakers

By Emma C. Johnson 
Midland Daily News, 18 May 2014

Für Elise

First piano recital!

Recorded by Sue Deford on 4/23/14

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Friday, April 11, 2014

A masculine car

Overheard a guy saying that even though his vehicle cost him "probably $60 more per week in gas" he would never own a Prius because it wasn't "manly." He actually said it would threaten his masculinity. But wouldn't someone truly masculine not be threatened? And if we're going to be cis-heteronormative about things, aren't making decisions (like which car to buy) based on logic rather than emotion considered a more masculine approach? Even if you're annoying and not going to save the environment, be consistent please! Then again, if everyone subconsciously makes decisions emotionally and later justifies them with logic, maybe he's just more enlightened than I am and the joke's on me.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Area does not mirror nation in high chair injuries

By Emma C. Johnson
Midland Daily News, 31 Mar 2014

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

New strings! / exploring the aesthetics of chance with packaging materials

Putting on new violin strings and then making dada compositions.


Bread that reminds me of Mark Rothko

because my bread is longer than my toaster.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

MSO Edisher Savitski, February 8, 2014

Piano concert Saturday, February 8, 2014, 8pm at Midland Center for the Arts
Midland Symphony Orchestra
featuring Edisher Savitski, piano
Ticket Prices:
Rows BBB-Z: $41.00 Adult / $15.00 Student
Rows AA-GG: $32.00 Adult / $15.00 Student
Verdi – Overture to La Forza del Destino
Shostakovich – Piano Concerto No. 1
Dvorak – Symphony No. 8

The night started out with Verdi and after intermission the audience enjoyed Dvořák’s Symphony No. 8. In the middle, was special guest Edisher Savitski.

Pianist Edisher Savitski joined the Midland Symphony Orchestra for Shostakovich’s Concerto for Piano (No. 1, Op. 35), Trumpet and String Orchestra. The MSO was conducted by Bohuslav Rattay.

Saturday, February 1, 2014