Avengers: Endgame

Went to see the movie at the Sonoma County Airport Stadium theater. Can’t say anything about the film – Thought maybe I should observe a sensible spoiler margin for a few days here…

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…for some reason on this day, I rose at about 4am and sat with my computer to catch up on games, and recreational reading. I worked at the dining room table for a couple of hours, savoring the quiet of the pre-dawn morning.

At about 6am, the household landline began to ring. (Yes, we still have a landline.) Thinking that it was a prank call, or some marketing nonsense, I simply picked up the phone and hung it up immediately. Right away, there was an urgent knock at the front door.

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Trip to Knoxville

…just a quick note to document that I had a chance to travel for business (and more) to Tennessee.

Kristen and I traveled on Oct 1 to Nashville and spent the evening visiting with songwriter Olivia West. We had a lovely evening with her and her family around a fire while Olivia played some of her new songs, and some of her older ones.

We drove from there to Knoxville and stayed for a week to do business.

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…it’s probably clear that I haven’t been regular about updating this record of my thoughts and ideas. Often when I have some old paperwork I’m about to throw out, I will put in a back-dated entry that details the memories related to the documents.

Occasionally, I’ll have something I can’t resist but talk about and it’s not appropriate for one of my other blogs. So I come here.

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Musical Magic (round 2)

Musical Magic (round 2)

We made our way to Berkeley for a house concert by Rebecca Loebe — last stop on her album release tour for Blink.

She performed every song from the new album in sequence, although she took a break in the middle to entertain audiences with some of her classic material.

It was a magical night (I’m not casually dipping into hyperbole here — this woman truly has the power to create magic) and I know that I was not the only one in the audience who spent much of the night with teary eyes. Continue reading “Musical Magic (round 2)”