There is no feeling in the world quite like seeing people that you know and care about doing what they love to do. So last March, Nikki and I drove down to Roanoke, VA with a group of our friends to see the band Snarky Puppy film a live recording.
The night was magical, and featured some great singers, including the legendary Lalah Hathaway, who shocked everyone in the room when she sang entire chords.
That’s three notes coming out of one throat at the same time.
Just let that sink in for a second.
She even had the guys in the band tripping out when she did that, as you’ll see in the video:
Continue reading Celebrating the Underdog
I wasn’t planning on writing anything special for Martin Luther King Day, but I just read something that changed my mind.
There is a piece from DailyKos.com that is making its way around the web today entitled “Most of you have no idea what Martin Luther King actually did.” It was first published in August 2011, but I hadn’t seen it before. I urge you, especially today, to read it.
Read it. (There, I’ve even linked to it twice now so you don’t have to move the cursor back up the page to the first link. I’m saving you time and effort. Take advantage of it.)
I’ll wait for you to come back.
Continue reading Ending the Terror
With the milestone of my 30th birthday looming on the horizon, my wife Nikki decided to seize the opportunity and bring me some much needed encouragement.
She invited a number of our friends and family to pool their resources and get a special gift for me. Then on my birthday, she gathered a number of those friends (and even some family from Indiana) to surprise me with a party.
During the party, Nikki asked some folks to say a few words to me. Words of affirmation, words to breathe life into me. Afterward, she presented me with my gift.
Continue reading Slow Progress