Red Baraat at Barbès Brooklyn

You can’t visit New York without catching some live music, and you can’t catch live music like this anywhere but New York. Cram an Indian marching band, a jazz ensemble, a funk band and 100 audience members (of every race and creed) into a 200 sq. ft. room. That is Red Baraat at Barbès in Brooklyn. Thanks Paul for encouraging …

To Own a Dragon

Donald Miller and I are so alike… I just love reading him because the way he says things, his sense of humor, and so much of his personality and feelings I can identify with so closely it is almost like he is my own personal ghost writer. In fact, the first time I read Blue Like Jazz, I was actually …

Ponyo and Autism

Andy Carver’s recent post for NPR’s news blog caught my eye. I haven’t seen a Hayao Miyazaki movie since Spirited Away but I do remember it was pretty sweet… and after reading Andy Carver’s unique perspective on Ponyo as a representative of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder… I may just have to check it out. The character Ponyo is brave, …

Wilco (the album)

I got my first CD player for Christmas 1993 and within a few days bypassed the suckers at the mall record store and went straight for Columbia House…(15 CDs for the price of one… oh yeah.) Within that first batch of CDs, there was only one keeper (guess which epic 1993 album that might be???) along with 14 other albums …

It is Brooklyn

This picture could have been taken anywhere. Catching a bit of air conditioning and cold beverages on a hot August day in anytown U.S.A. But it isn’t anywhere. It’s Brooklyn. Diversity everywhere. Flea markets (with tall guys that refurbish bikes and small guys that hand-print t-shirts). Sushi. Life-changing corn and rainwater toilets. It’s Brooklyn. More pics on my portfolio blog.