The initial response [to Symphony No. 4] was surprisingly cool, considering the extent to which the city had lionized [Johannes] Brahms throughout the 1870s and early 1880s. The Fourth was declared ‘un-Brahmsian.’ (At an earlier private performance of a ... more
- Keeley's second excellent postcard contribution for the week. A full day of summer school visits yesterday and then we spend three days backpacking in the North Cascades! We'll keep a look out for wolverines and other wild Washington critters, ... more
- Gillette Loop. 51 minutes. 7 miles.
Warm and humid! Felt a little better. Relaxed and easy run.
- Treadmill. 22 minutes. 3 miles.
Easy shakeout run.
- If you're into making lists, Nigeria offers opportunities to make many lists: cleavages, geographic areas, populations, and crises.
Nigeria Finds a National Crisis in Every Direction It Turns
Militants are roaming oil-soaked creeks in the south, blowing up pipelines and ... more
- A 12-hour day on the road for Wenatchee-area school visits plus my daughter's violin lesson left very little time for post card painting... Thankfully, Keeley jumped into the fray again to help keep the project on track :) I ... more
– When a friend gets it (even when you think he probably wouldn’t).
– Chocolate milk.
– Bacon and eggs.
– Time to walk before the heat begins to offend.
Finishing up long-dreaded monthlong task. And ... more
Imagine feeling a sharp knife-point pain in your elbow, and realizing right away what had happened. Imagine facing another serious surgery, far more complex than your first one, and knowing that at least a full year of drudgery awaited, ... more
Down in Wenatchee today teaching a comics workshop in summer school! Drew last week's comic on the iPad Pro enroute back home from Boston. Not my usual routine (I normally ink with a brush and color in Photoshop) but ... more
- Novak Rd. + Gillette + Lisbon. 52 minutes. 7 miles.
Warm and very humid. Extra slow and easy pace.
- Treadmill. 70 minutes. 10 miles.
Hamstring a bit tight but not bad. Relaxed and easy run, down to 6:48 pace. [Week: 62 miles]
- The Nigerian government has announced that there has been serious corruption in military procurement. The announcement implies that rumors of military shortages last year were true. Will the government have more to say? Does this have anything to do with ... more
- Can't really be a love poem,could be a poem about love...why not, no investment that way...just love of just being real, genuine,with someone, no matter how long,an hour, or even less...good enough to ... more
- I'm here, but, technically,the place is still empty.A hot dog will manifestand disappear.Taste will happen.The Blues will echoin the empty room.Don't call me a wiener,' cause I got nothing to lose. ... more
- Might as well...turkey soup,with a faint flavorof fusel oiland naphtha,100 proof...if it doesn't sate your appetites,just wait for just deserts.