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Wes das Herz voll ist, des geht der Mund über

I’m about to make another small hiatus from this blog, just for the sake of renunciation, which is not always virtuous.

A few days.

It used to be  45 more words


DKA Shame.

Over 9/11 I was hospitalized for DKA and the stomach flu.  I was at work when I became extremely nauseated, received IV fluids and medication, and was eventually transported by ambulance (my coworkers) to a local ER. 490 more words


Men, do you ever realize as you’re saying something to your wife that it’s not coming across as you meant? I found myself in a similar situation today. 57 more words



Have I mentioned that I love the blues, much more than jazz?

In Chicago, I kept waiting for a really good, long, intense night of blues, one to which I could dance. 83 more words


By Heart

Music speaks through lyrics to tell stories. It touches hearts and minds because it connects them to life experiences – good or sad moments.

I hardly ever remember lyrics as my full attention focuses on the music alone. 255 more words


Azeri jazz and a collusion of worlds

When N. gave me this album in 1998, I didn’t know Anatolia from Azerbaijan, but I liked it immediately. I gave it to my student J. 370 more words


Highs and lows in Port of Spain

We got into Trinidad very late last night.

It was raining. We had issues at customs with our visas – forms we went to a lot of trouble to fill out and send through prior to arrival but turns out you don’t need to. 301 more words