I said goodbye to my daughter, son-in-law and granddaughter yesterday before going to work. I was surprised to find that I was quite sad for much of the day beginning with some rather intense sadness for the first hour of class. I ascribe some of this to the way I do my improvising. I tend to think in the moment when I improvise. Granted the style is probably insipid by academic standards and maybe even trite by pop standards, but it does reflect my own momentary impulses. These impulses are often grounded in a sort of personal vulnerability in an effort to not consciously be insipid or trite. I think this vulnerability probably helped surface my sadness at parting from people I enjoying being around and care about deeply.
Ah well. I was exhausted and depressed for the entire day.
It ended with a choir rehearsal for which I wanted to apologize to the singers. Fail. Ah well. Afterwards Eileen told me a singer had asked her if I had a drink before rehearsal. When Eileen said no, apparently the singer had enjoyed my demeanor. That’s odd.
I have been goofing around a bit with Reddit both on my phone and laptop. I still don’t quite have the swing of it. Jeremy claims it is the main way he accesses stuff on the interwebs. I have a definite way that I approach the interwebs daily for information and entertainment. I am still getting my Reddit chops going.
Kent Greenfield was the person I cited regarding the larger problem of money in US politics (He pointed out that Citizen’s Union is a drop in the bucket compared to money from individuals). I was so impressed with this that I instantly bought his latest book on an unrelated topic. It came in the mail yesterday.
I read the introduction and the first chapter this morning. It’s quite readable and also very good. It asks and answers the question “what if our choices are fake?”
I admit I skimmed this article. But I do think it’s cool when actual players in an event comment on it.
Again recommended by Jeremy Daum. As a site that is so bad it seems like satire. Conspiracy theories and complete weird inaccuracies and bad logic abound.