Summer secret

Sunny stopover at Grisslinge Beach en route to Värmdö.

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Drone dabbling

Taking the Mavic Air for a spin on a dusky Skinnarviksberget evening.

Celebrating Stephanie

On a personal and historical as well as professional note, this week one of my first mentees — starting six years ago when I was still a postdoc in Texas, continuing remotely during my tenure in New York, and wrapping up in my past two years in Sweden — successfully defended her PhD in Biochemistry from Stockholm University.

Many congratulations, Dr Stephanie Heusser; I hope our scientific and spiritual paths continue to intersect for many years to come.

Valborgs in Gävle

Celebrating Valborgsmässoafton 100 miles north of Stockholm at the University of Gävle, in concert with local flavor Gefle Dränger, Gävle Vokalensemble, and Babsan.

Summoning Stradivarius

Visiting the violin workshop of Maestro Stefano Conio in the birthplace of Antonio Stradivari.

Lombardy harmony

Exploring the musical landscape of Cremona in northern Italy

—with the privilege to perform Martin with AK in the Cattedrale.

Last-row photos credit: Dan Codazzi

Duomo drama

April afternoon between rainshowers in Milano.