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Month: June, 2013

A Father’s Pledge

This is my 9th Father’s Day as a parent. It is, however, the first that is fraught with “survivor’s guilt.” Parents lose children and vice versa every day in every community, but since 12/14/12 that has been all too real. I can’t bring the children of Newtown (or any other place where people experience this [...]

15 Years of Wading Through the Muck Together

15 years of marriage, and now the secret to our longevity can be revealed . . .

Top 10 (x5) Favorite Kenny Barron Tracks

Today marks Kenny Barron’s 70th birthday. I have written before (click here) about the impact he had on me as a teacher and a role model for class and dignity. Here, though, I will focus on his incredible recorded legacy. Whittling down the recordings that have shaped my own conception to 10 was pretty well [...]

EDS Awareness 2013: Compromised Expectations and Desirable Communities

I am happy and proud to announce that I will be presenting this year at the Ehlers-Danlos National Foundation’s annual conference. This is a great honor for me and, perhaps more significantly, the fact that I am so excited about this is a great sign of how far I’ve had to come to reconcile my place in that world.