• bird lives!

    December 31, 2011

    All of us look for ways to help us navigate our personal journey through life. We seek inspiration and direction in the places that speak straight to our souls. Music speaks to mine, especially jazz music. One of my main mental mentors is a musician from last century known as Charlie “Yardbird” Parker. He was… [ read more ]

  • a beat Christmas

    December 21, 2011

    Christmastime seems to be shading a little bleak and dark this year. The world is wobbling on its axis, off kilter from shifts and unrest in every corner of the globe. Nobody is happy. There’s lots of rage, dissent, and uncertainty – much of it fueled by financial pressures. Then there’s the fact that we’re… [ read more ]

  • a blast of bukowski

    December 15, 2011

    Good writers have a way of cutting through the crap and reconnecting us with the rhythm of existence. I don’t know how familiar you are with the work of Charles Bukowski, but I’m going to share a little blast of his vitriol because I think we all could use a good slap in the face… [ read more ]