Hi there! Nice of you to drop by.

This blog has been created to serve the purpose of a Grade 12 English project. It is to be used (primarily) to share thoughts and insights on the texts we’re reading in our class (those being, The Namesake by Jhumpra Lahiri and Shakespeare’s Hamlet). We’ve also previously read F. Scott Fitzgerald’s literary classic, The Great Gatsby, so don’t be surprised if you see some of that pop up.

Allow me to back up briefly, and introduce myself. My name is Zach, and I’m from Ottawa, Canada. As stated above, I’m in Grade 12. I’m an avid musician (I play trombone, piano guitar, and various other instruments) and plan to study jazz performance in university. You’ll find I make a lot of connections to music in the things I write! I also enjoy running, cooking, and the company of good friends. I believe in learning something new and interesting every day.

So, yes, this blog exists almost solely for the purposes outlined in class, but I figure I can throw a little bit of my personal flair (if you will) into it.

Alright, enough about me. I invite you to peruse through my blog (sparse as it may be at this exact moment – I’ll post more, I promise!) and enter my little world. Feel free to leave comments, share your thoughts, etc., etc. For now, I’ll leave you with this:

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What is that? You’re right, it IS the clarinet opening to George Gershwin’s 1924 musical composition, Rhapsody in Blue! Man, you’re on the ball today.

This fantastic piece of music lent its name to my blog, Rhapsody in You (yes, it is clever, thank you!). The title is meant to depict the notion that artistic, creative beauty exists within all of us. And with this blog, I hope we can share just a little bit of it with each other.

Again, thanks for stopping by, and happy reading!

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