Monthly Archives: September 2017

Carillons are cool!

Martin from Wintergatan continues his tour of the amazing instruments in (and near) the Spielklok Museum in Utrecht, Netherlands, and discovers what must be one of the coolest jobs around: city carillon player. I’d LOVE to get the tour he … Continue reading

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Bibbi Babkhas!

I was trying to explain to my kids where I got a certain quote and turned to YouTube to save me. Some of you may remember the catch-phrase “Well of course not, don’t be ridiculous!” So while I was introducing … Continue reading

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Sit and listen

I’ve been enjoying audio books for years now. They’re a great way to spend my hour-a-day commutes. But I’ve noticed lately that I’ve developed a weird habit. I can’t just sit and listen to an audio book. I can listen … Continue reading

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Does context matter?

I’ve already said my piece about NFL protests. Knock yourself out, Colin. You too, Donald. But I do have to wonder something. Suppose you went out to see a movie. You buy your tickets, your popcorn and soda, find your … Continue reading

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They can even trash hotel rooms

Nigel Stanford just released his new album, “Automatica.” With it comes a new video in which he blends music and automation in a way that has the musician, tech-head, and writer in me going totally gonzo-bonkers. I could watch this … Continue reading

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Writing Update – Sept. 14, 2017

The only real update is that I’m back to writing after at least two months of being away. Work got crazy, demanding unpaid overtime, and my writing time had to go. But that time away was important for at least … Continue reading

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Virga over the Kirga

You know those clouds that have streamers of…something…hanging below them as if it were heavily raining, and yet it doesn’t reach the ground? Perhaps you don’t, as it usually occurs over deserts or at high altitude. I live in a … Continue reading

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