Contact Your Congresspeople: For The People Act (H.R. 1/S. 1)

This is my first outreach to my Congressional representatives since President Biden took office. I do not want to let up now that Trump is out. We still have the GOP and all of it’s reactionary right-wing ideals to fight against. One way to fight the GOP is the fight to remove one of largest… Continue reading Contact Your Congresspeople: For The People Act (H.R. 1/S. 1)

2021 Goal: Contact My Congresspeople Regarding Key Issues

Donald J. Trump, would be criminal mastermind, racist, misogynist, authoritarian, and one of the worst human beings to ever walk this Earth is no longer President of the United States of America. With luck, he will never hold public office again, whether it is because he is in jail or because the Senate votes to… Continue reading 2021 Goal: Contact My Congresspeople Regarding Key Issues

Racism In Drum Corps

Yesterday, the Bluecoats Drum and Bugle Corps, a World Class member and former champion of Drum Corps International, released a statement announcing that the organization was adopting an anti-racism policy. As far as I know, this is the first policy of its kind in the drum corps activity, and one which is incredibly important as… Continue reading Racism In Drum Corps

Hey, That’s Me!!! – 2001 Presidential Inaugural Parade Edition

I recently stumbled across and shared a video from when I was a drum corps rookie, attending my first Glassmen audition camp for the 1992 season. It seems doubly appropriate, then, that I now share another video of me in drum corps, this time from January of 2001 with the Empire Statesmen. We were months… Continue reading Hey, That’s Me!!! – 2001 Presidential Inaugural Parade Edition

Hey, That’s Me!!!

Talk about a blast from the past. My fellow Glassmen alum Chad Clum had uploaded a video he had recorded from the 1992 Glassmen’s December rehearsal/audition camp. Take a look at the guy in the center of the picture. Yeah, that’s 17 year old me, still in high school, with only three prior drum corps… Continue reading Hey, That’s Me!!!

Book Review: Await Your Reply By Dan Chaon

2021 Reading Challenge #1 Fiction Recommended by Cleveland Scene – 40 Books Every Clevelander Should Read Start Date – January 4th End Date – January 9th When I started my reading challenge last year, I had also planned to write reviews of each book I read. Unfortunately, I didn’t write a single review. It’s a… Continue reading Book Review: Await Your Reply By Dan Chaon

Little T’s Big Interviews

I’ve been a podcast listener pretty much since podcasts became a thing over 15 years ago. What’s more, I’m also a recovering podcaster, myself, as a former host of the Drum Corps Planet Box Center podcast for many years. It was a very pleasant surprise when I recently discovered that my niece, Tess Eggeson, not… Continue reading Little T’s Big Interviews

2021 Goal: Read 52 Books In A Year

In 2019, I set myself the goal of reading 52 books, averaging a book a week. This coincided with getting a Kobo Aura HD ebook reader for Christmas, which connects to my local library and allows me to check out books to read directly on the device. While I did not hit my goal, I… Continue reading 2021 Goal: Read 52 Books In A Year