The Jazz of Gary Burton

A sample of records from my collection, connected to Gary Burton Almost any time that the sounds of jazz are spinning on my turntable, Gary Burton can be heard commanding the vibraphone. In my high school days I discovered some incredible Montreal Jazz Festival concert footage of the great vibraphonists. Milt Jackson and his work […]

I’ll Be Honest With You

I’ll be honest with you. If I am being honest. Which I am. There are few things about communication that I find difficult to read. When we are reading, we expect our content to be factual and true, with few exceptions. Writing or saying “I’ll be honest with you” is completely unnecessary. It takes the […]

Veganuary

In September of last year, I moved to a plant-based diet. Given the benefits I see in a short period of time, going back to a diet with animal products can never be an option. My story is one of many. This month there are sure to be more testimonials emerging from those who pledged […]

Social Media Slim-Down

“Everyone is annoyed. Because everyone appears annoying.” This was a recent summary of someone who holds a few social media platforms right in the palm of their hands. We all have someone in our life who is oversharing on one social media platform. Maybe that is on more than one. People have become their own […]

Just Say No To Facebook

Facebook recently announced further changes to the way it delivers news to users.¬†According to company co-founder Mark Zuckerberg; “I’m changing the goal I give our product teams from focusing on helping you find relevant content to helping you have more meaningful social interactions.”¬† More of that content would be generated through stories from “friends” and […]