On today’s episode of Daily Jazz: On Green Dolphin Street, one of my all time favorite jazz tunes. Open up Spotify and enjoy!…
A new episode of Daily Jazz: Autumn in New York…
I’ve been doing some podcasting at work and decided it was time to make my own podcast. The first episode is out! It’s called Daily Jazz and is exclusively on Spotify. Each day I examine a jazz song, share the history, and play a few different versions from different artists. Since this podcast is produced in partnership with Spotify, anyone with a Spotify subscription can hear the full tracks in each episode.
Over the last month I’ve been using the Apple Notes app a lot. I’ve got an Apple Pencil to use with my iPad and I can’t believe how much I enjoy doing handwritten notes. Plus they are searchable. Maybe this is the Evernote replacement I’ve been searching for (for 4 years).
This morning I decided to do a distance day at the pool. The goal: swim a mile, no stopping. Never done that before. The guy sharing my lane asked what my workout was going to be. His advice? Take it one lap at a time. 36 laps later I finished. Take it one lap at a time. Solid gold advice.
It’s interesting to see some of the reactions to the news ProtonMail provided Swiss authorities with a user’s IP address. (See this article for some details.) What a hard position for them. When a legal subpoena comes your way you either comply or risk your entire business.
The weekend is over and it’s time to get ready to go back to work. The pool I go to in the mornings is closed for the next week for annual maintenance. Anyone have a suggestion on an alternative to swimming I can do in the mornings?
Yesterday I did a “distance day” at the pool. When I ran cross country in high school I always enjoyed distance days when we would go out and run double our normal daily distance. I didn’t quite do that in the pool, but I did hit a new personal best for one workout: 2,000 yds.
Any safety razor users out there? I’m curious about using one. Bonus points if you have experience shaving your head with it. I’m afraid I’ll cut myself to ribbons but I’m interested in all the people who swear by it.
Tonight was the first time in a long time that I had all three kids going in three different directions on the same night (at least since the beginning of the pandemic). I believe this is the part of “normal” that I wasn’t so crazy about.
Each time I come to Chicago I like it more than the last. Weather was beautiful today, great meetings with the SpiderOak board, and one of the best steaks I’ve ever had for dinner. What a day!
What a night! I got to perform with my kids at a jazz concert, then we heard two amazing groups that performed after us. The last group was out of this world—Bobby Watson, Gary Bartz, Vincent Herring, Dave Kikoski, Carl Allen, and Yasushi Nakamura. Jazz heaven!
This is one of the funniest ads (and digs at Apple) I’ve seen in a long time. I don’t often say this, but bravo Google!
It’s taken me a long time, but I’ve finally discovered an exercise I really enjoy: swimming. I’m two months into consistently swimming 5-6 times per week and I’m having a lot of fun. 🏊‍♂️

Bird Lives! (Happy Birthday Charlie Parker)

When I was in 10th grade I met an amazing man who changed my life. He wasn’t alive then, but I spent a year reading about him, listening to his music, and trying to learn to play it. That man, Charlie Parker, turns 101 this week. In junior high my family moved to the Kansas City area. After starting at my new school I switched from playing the violin in the school orchestra to playing the double bass.