Author Archives: Gandalfe

About Gandalfe

Just an itinerant jazz saxophonist trying to find life between the changes. I have retired from the Corps of Engineers and Microsoft. I am an admin on the Woodwind Forum, run the Microsoft Jumpin' Jive Orchestra, and enjoy time with family and friends.

“Gadgets and Gizmos:” Smartphone Apps to Improve Low Brass Teaching and Performance

Originally posted on The Reforming Trombonist:
The development of smartphones and other hand-held computing devices has brought rapid changes to the ways in which we live, work, and play. Not all of these changes are positive; I doubt I’m alone…

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The Fallacy of Sexual Freedom: Our Bodies Our Sins

Originally posted on Dr. Nymphobrainiac:
This quote from Budokon University founder Cameron Shayne, who is a practitioner of his own style of therapeutic yoga, martial arts, and lifestyle interventions, moved me to reflection; particularly the first and last passages: “We…

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Crazy …

“If you’re going to be crazy, you have to get paid for it or else you’re going to be locked up.” ~ Hunter S. Thompson

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I feel the need for Speed ~ Redux

Having moved to Bothell I’ve noticed my ISP service is a *lot* slower. Here’s today’s numbers: In Redmond, in 2011, with the same ISP (Verizon, now called Frontier) I had these speeds: Looks like it’s time to find another provider? … Continue reading

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Brush|Reed ~ Beautiful music for beautiful art

Here’s your chance to contribute to the arts. Clever collaboration by beautiful and talented artists, gotta love and share that! Read more: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/brushreed-abroad-series-hong-kong-2014

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Cappadocia Turkey

“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.” ~ Albert Einstein During a rare Glass family gathering at the parents’s house this weekend we were talking about wonders of the Earth. I don’t remember how we got … Continue reading

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Project du Jour: Little Free Libraries

“If you want to get laid, go to college. If you want an education, go to the library.” ~ Frank Zappa Recently a friend of mine reminded me of the Little Free Libraries. Lauren is building her first house and … Continue reading

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Test Run of Instagram 2014

Having dropped my WinFone, I finally purchased an iPhone. Yes, I gave up on the Windows Phone because I came to feel that Microsoft was not very interested in overcoming the huge deficiency when it comes to the shortage of … Continue reading

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Robin Hilt ~ Jazz Vocalist

Photographer Mark Gladding took some pictures of my band at a charity event last weekend. I’ve seen maybe ten of the hundreds of photos he shot. This one is my favorite so far: Robin Hilt is one very special and … Continue reading

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Manufactured Beauty ~ Body Image Issues

“People are like stained – glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.” ~ Elisabeth Kubler-Ross Facebook is … Continue reading

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