A Spontaneous Trip to Dubai: In Pictures

A Spontaneous Trip to Dubai: In Pictures

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Just wanted to document my recent trip to Dubai here on the blog. Both the trip, and my post-excursion decision to ink a quick blog about it, were largely unplanned, so I’m sure I could’ve put together a much more compelling...
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Out to Sea and Off the Grid: The Ecstasy of Isolation

Out to Sea and Off the Grid: The Ecstasy of Isolation

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Here are some random thoughts, pics, and vids from a music cruise I just took through the Caribbean—and its direct connection to some very strange times in the world at the moment. Just got back last Sunday from the 80s...
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Saying Goodbye to the Master: Ms. Thompson, the Great

Saying Goodbye to the Master: Ms. Thompson, the Great

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I have been dreading this moment. My beloved friend, mentor, and teacher has passed. I got the news via text about an hour before a show at the Akron Civic Center, week before last. I had to bury all of that emotion and...
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China 2019: The Solo Drumming Tour

China 2019: The Solo Drumming Tour

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After at least a half-dozen almost-trips to China through the years, the stars finally aligned and a solo drumming tour was arranged this summer. It takes a village for these kinds of things to happen, and the two main...
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