8 things for which i’m thankful. 5/17/2020

1. The nearly 500 miles I drove in the convertible this weekend, enjoying great music, sunshine, sunsets and fresh air. 2. The genuine conversations that are taking place, because all of our lives are so different these days. 3. Smoothie King’s drive-thru window service in York, PA. 4. SVU marathons on both Saturday and Sunday.Continue reading “8 things for which i’m thankful. 5/17/2020”

random thoughts while lying on the couch.

You know how sometimes somebody will put an idea in your head that inspires you? That happened to me tonight. In full disclosure, my pain meds have put me in a happy place, and it’s also a place where I feel most creative. I’m laying here listening to Herbie Hancock’s “Maiden Voyage”, and Freddie Hubbard’sContinue reading “random thoughts while lying on the couch.”

excuse me, do you validate?

One thing I’ve learned during this Corona pandemic….I’ve enjoyed spending time by myself. This doesn’t mean that I don’t love being home with Jenn – it means I’ve learned to appreciate the value in spending time by myself each day, even if it’s just a few minutes. In the past, my alone time was usuallyContinue reading “excuse me, do you validate?”

mamas, don’t let your babies grow up to be bass players.

The electric bass….the instrument from which I found my identity and my passion for music. I still remember the specific moments that made me want to be a bass player, and they all took place in 9th and 10th grade. I was a freshman in high school in September 1983 when I met Jonathan SanbornContinue reading “mamas, don’t let your babies grow up to be bass players.”

8 things for which i’m thankful. (especially after yesterday)

That the phrase “tomorrow is another day” does have special meaning, and that it’s more than just a cliche. People who respond with genuine support (“I feel that way too sometimes”) to remind me that my feelings are heard and understood. Random dreams that challenge me to piece them together the next day. The 32Continue reading “8 things for which i’m thankful. (especially after yesterday)”

doesn’t anybody take sunday drives anymore?

If you asked me about the majority of my childhood memories, I could easily tell you that they revolve around music and riding in the car. Whether it was trips to Boston or to Missouri to see family, or just riding around locally, I cannot remember a time where music was not an integral partContinue reading “doesn’t anybody take sunday drives anymore?”

my body moves, and my brain grooves.

I had to make a conscious effort to write this morning. As the days have all started to become a blur during this quarantine, it’s been a challenge to get motivated on some days when life has become incredibly routine, and not necessarily in a good way. There are a great number of people whoContinue reading “my body moves, and my brain grooves.”

8 things for which i’m very thankful.

The care, compassion and forgiveness that I see from friends, family, and strangers. The resiliency of our society, as we’re “all in this together.” The daily connection with both new friends and with long-time friends. Days with more sunlight, and with warmer temperatures. Socially-distanced walking. Great co-workers, who check in on each other, and tryContinue reading “8 things for which i’m very thankful.”