Writer’s Block

Even in writing about why I’m not writing about it, I feel like I am saying too much. Wait, let me back up a little bit and explain. In November, I went to Hawaii to spend a week on the Big Island learning music. I was also there to write, I was invited as an …
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There’s No “I” in Team

I’m not a team player. This is not the same as being a bad worker, I’m really good at the work I do. I deliver, and yeah, you don’t have to take my word for it. What I’m bad at is the other stuff around teamwork. The meetings, theĀ  politics, the artificial niceties. As a …
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Open Mic

When I first heard the song “You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go,” I could barely sit through it while it played on the radio. It’s the saddest Bob Dylan song ever, which is saying something, though it is also my favorite. I learned how to play it on the uke once I could …
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Rant: Bad Pitches 101

It’s ranting time again! It’s all inside baseball stuff for travelbloggers, as usual when I get my rant on. If you’d rather have something less ranty, here’s a really old post about taking the Night Watch Tour in Steyr, Austria. Because I have so little time to blog (the irony is not wasted on me), …
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March on the Coast

I recently upgraded my phone to an iPhone 4s. It irritates me to no end that I am hopelessly attached to this inanimate object and what it allows me to do — find bakeries, pester my friends from anywhere there’s a signal, find obscure facts to resolve arguments. I worked with a woman who used …
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