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I can go the distance

Cheesy ... sure ... but one of my favorite songs of all time is the Disney song from Hercules, "Go The Distance". I am traveling away from home and was out for a run this evening when the song came across my "Top Rated" iTunes Playlist.  As I jogged along, the first verse stood out to me: I have often dreamed Of a far off place Where a great warm welcome Would be waiting for me Where the crowds will cheer When they see my face And a voice keeps saying This is where I'm meant to be... It Read more [...]

Afghanistan Memory Memorial and Air Force Band

Weeknights are generally fairly consistent around our house.  Home from work -> play with the kid -> dinner -> bath -> bed.  We had a nice change of pace yesterday, though. Over the weekend, read an article in the Navy Times about Ron White, who is a memory champion as well as a former Navy Reserve IS1 (Intelligence Specialist, First Class).  He has decided to pay his respects to the nearly 2,200 US Military members that have made the ultimate sacrifice over the last 12 years in Read more [...]

R.E.M. 12-21-12 Hoax Blown Wide Open

The American rock band R.E.M. is likely soon to be in custody as word of the band's hoax reaches the mainstream.  Ever since the band's first rehearsals in the early 1980's, their eyes were set not on guitar solos and lyrics but on gaining world power and controlling the thoughts and emotions of the ordinary person. Sources close to the band, that will remain anonymous due to the level of visibility this hoax has reached, have confirmed these themes from the members of the band. The early Read more [...]

Music is…

I'm no stranger to music.  I have spent many afternoons, mornings and nights making, listening, and celebrating music. Music is... ... not constrained to three dimensions ... unique to each set of ears ... expression ... part of your identity ... an art ... free ... what you want it to be ... culture ... stimulating ... relaxing ... refreshing ... good Check out this video:   Read more [...]

Music from Circus on PBS

My wife and I just finished watching Circus on PBS.  It is a six hour mini series/documentary that follows around the Big Apple Circus throughout their 2008 to 2009 season.  The show was fantastic!  I'm a big fan of PBS documentaries.  A couple years back they had one called Carrier that followed around the USS Nimitz (CVN 68) for a cruise that was a great watch as well.  The great thing about these documentaries, though, is the perspective they take.  It isn't just how a circus show is put Read more [...]