Monthly Archives: September 2016

What’s the Difference Between Working in Cheese and Working in Beer

So what’s the difference between working in cheese and working in beer? I get that question about once a week from my regulars at the store, and my answer depends on how much time I think they have.  If they … Continue reading

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The Do Over 03: Class Matters

The Do Over 03: Class Matters Is 56 the new 26?  It seems that way for me as my current professional and existential quandaries mirror the ones I faced 30 years ago.  These posts are a series of ponderings trying … Continue reading

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At The Root on What it Was Like to Work in the Obama White House

As cool to research and write as it sounds.  I could have interviewed these cats all day long. The cutting room floor is another article in itself. http://www.theroot.com/articles/politics/2016/09/i-wanted-to-be-a-part-of-history-what-it-means-to-work-for-the-first-black-president/

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At WSJ on the new Mehldau/Redman duet recording

http://www.wsj.com/articles/nearness-by-brad-mehldau-and-joshua-redman-review-jazz-standards-for-a-modern-age-1473719001#livefyre-comment Arts Arts in Review Music Review ‘Nearness’ by Brad Mehldau and Joshua Redman Review: Jazz Standards for a Modern Age The new recording by pianist Brad Mehldau and saxophonist Joshua Redman defines what jazz sounds like today. ENLARGE Joshua … Continue reading

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09.11

After the attacks, residents of lower Manhattan (maybe everyone, but I live in the East Village) started taking inventory.  Not of our figurative stockrooms but of our friends and acquaintances.  How could you not?  It seemed like every business in … Continue reading

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Dear White People…

Dear White People, I’m almost 56 and half years old or to put it another way I’ve been on the planet for 677 months or 2934 weeks.  And for each and every unit of those times, I’ve been Black or … Continue reading

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