Category Archives: My World

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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Top Ten Home Improvements

“If I were asked to name the chief benefit of the house, I should say: the house shelters day-dreaming, the house protects the dreamer, the house allows one to dream in peace.” ~ Gaston Bachelard Customizing your home is a … Continue reading

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Page one of 365, Chapter 2014

“The life of every man is a diary in which he means to write one story, and writes another; and his humblest hour is when he compares the volume as it is with what he vowed to make it.” ~ … Continue reading

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Time, New Year, and other random thoughts …

“I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You’re doing things you’ve never … Continue reading

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MJJO at the Jumpin’ Jive to Thrive dance 2013

Suzy joins me on tenor for this event. I *really* like performances where she can make it. Since she works nights, she isn’t always available.

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Lesson One: Fronting a band at a Bar

“People don’t dance to brilliant guitar solos or heady changes, they dance to the hook lyrics of a simple chorus.” This was posted in Miami craigslist by a club owner about the bands he encounters, and also the realities of … Continue reading

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2013 Resolutions a la Commitments

“New Year’s Day now is the accepted time to make your regular annual good resolutions. Next week you can begin paving hell with them as usual.” ~ Mark Twain With all the talk and jokes about New Year resolutions going … Continue reading

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Musician Gig Snapshot ~ 2012

“The Music Business is a cruel and shallow money trench, a long plastic hallwaywhere thieves and pimps run free and good men die like dogs. There’s also anegative side.” ~ falsely accredited to Hunter S. Thompson Recently this article popped … Continue reading

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Baby You’re a Rich Man

“The good news is that, according to the Obama administration, the rich will pay for everything. The bad news is that, according to the Obama administration, you’re rich.” ~ P. J. O’Rourke The Wall Street Journal provides this fascinating look … Continue reading

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Guide: Boots for Seattle

“Some people wear their heart up on their sleeve. I wear mine underneath my right pant leg, strapped to my boot.” ~ Ani DiFranco I started commuting on the Seattle bus systems in January. I was an avid bus commuter … Continue reading

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