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Nicole Riner
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Cocktails for These Political Times: rated R for language
It's hard to come up with a Supreme Court-themed cocktail, you know? But I am your humble servant, and so I try... GET TO KNOW Neil Gorsuch, Supreme Court nominee. Born in August 29, 1967, this silver-haired fox and virtuous Virgo wants you ladies to ask pe...

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My trip to Northern Mississippi! - Some of you know that I also keep another for-fun blog, DrinkFoodTravel, in addition to this flute-centric one. Sometimes those two worlds intersect, and it is a great privilege to travel so much for work, affording me opportunities to see new parts of the country, meet wonderful flutists, and of course, eat delicious food. Here's a run-down of some of my favorite stops on a recent trip I made to visit the flute studios at Delta State University, Mississippi State University, and University of Mississippi (Ole Miss).

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DFT goes to the Mississippi Delta!
March is a great time to visit the Southeast; the flowers are already starting to bloom, and the temperatures/humidity are nowhere near oppressive yet (by May, in this Yankee's opinion, it's best to steer clear of the Mason-Dixon line if you care at all abo...

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Cocktails for These Political Times: Ode to the ACLU
I went through the ACLU's Lobby Training Day in Denver Tuesday, and it was so eye-opening.  We had a brief meeting followed by a morning of wandering around the state Senate and House of Reps offices bugging politicians (and often their aides) not to tortur...

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Cocktails for These Political Times: Ode to the ACLU
I went through the ACLU's Lobby Training Day in Denver Tuesday, and it was so eye-opening.  We had a brief meeting followed by a morning of wandering around the state Senate and House of Reps offices bugging politicians (and often their aides) not to tortur...

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The Better-than-Chipotle Rice Bowl
I don't eat fast food unless I'm travelling and either trying to be cheap or am in a big hurry. But when that is the case, I do like Chipotle.  I love the green rice, and I appreciate the variety of fresh-like ingredients I can add to my nicely cooked black...

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Cocktails for These Political Times: Ladies and Health Stuff
Damnit, do I really still have to do this, America?  Alright, fine... 1. You're all about to lose your healthcare, if you haven't already.  Contact the honorable Rep. Jason Chaffetz of Utah to find out what kind of trade-in for services you can get with you...

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New Music Review: Escape by Ryan Woodhouse - I loved this piece when I first got it and still hope to see more people program it!

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Salad dressing recipes that will have you rejecting the bottle...
Bottled dressings kind of suck, don't they?  They're always off--too sweet, too gloppy, weird fake garlic taste, dead rat parts floating around--and they're certainly not good for you, with all the preservatives and corn syrup meant to make them "good" and ...

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Cocktails for these Political Times: Mississippi Edition
I'm in Mississippi this week ( stop by if you're in Starkville, Oxford, or Columbus !) giving some concerts and master classes across the Northern expanse of the state, and I'm enjoying learning about local political woes here (well, enjoy might be the wron...
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