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A Drum Circle Arrangement of “Galang”

I’m imagining some possible scenarios where I could lead a drum circle into a sort of performance.  Most facilitated drum circles enter into spontaneous or random rhythms and are then led to compose the music.  I would really like to lead people (sometimes naively) into known songs.  There’s an extra…Continue Reading

Zune 30 Pandemic

Oh, good grief! I awoke this morning to find my Zune in a less than pleasing way. I was concerned that the number of times I’ve dropped the device had finally caught up with me and I was paying the ultimate price. However, I decided to check out what was…Continue Reading

A Comment on the Weather

I got a Christmas card from the nice folks at the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) – the Climate Witness division. You may recall the article I wrote for them concerning the pitiful state of Lake Lanier (speaking of which, the scientific review of my story is now available).…Continue Reading

Twitter Updates for 2008-08-27

Would you like fries with that hamburger? Took a spill on the bike this morning and attempted a base-slide into work. Didn’t work, I’m out! # I think my pants are damp with lymph fluid – that’s going to suck later when I have to peel them off. # Powered…Continue Reading

Twitter Updates for 2008-08-11

@mcottmeyer You missed a good time digging post holes at my house! Maybe next time. # @brianb You’ll go blind playing with that thing. # @HamWithCam Their balance bar routine was stunning – better than the Chinese scores. We’ll see if it helps their floor scores. # 67°F this morning.…Continue Reading

The First Day at School

Yesterday was Balthazar’s first day of school. It started early that morning and the whole family was up for the affair. We drove him in and walked him to his class. It’s one of those “big steps” in a child’s life. I am excited about the idea of him becoming…Continue Reading

Tastey Nuts

I’m a fan of the seed and nut family, as many can attest. I maintain a supply of them at my desk at work for the occasion of snacking, which comes regularly. There are also infinite jokes to be told that never get old: Hello everybody. I have brought my…Continue Reading

News from Philadelphia

People really get into their American history in ye olde American colony, Philadelphia. The U.S. Postal Service – the first one – flies no flag. At the time of its inception, there was no flag to fly under. We saw a young man riding his bicycle with the Libery Bell…Continue Reading

Reading Boy

My son, at nearly 5 years of age, is big into the whole good vs. evil concept. He loves superheroes, Star Wars, and nearly every incarnation of fictional character one can imagine serving one of the aforementioned roles; good or evil. We played “superheroes” most of the day, Sunday. I…Continue Reading