Charlie’s first Concordia Jazz Ensemble concert was this past Sunday. He is playing bass guitar and having a blast. His songs start at 12 mins.

Sam has had a wonderful first year with the Angelica Cantanti Youth Choir. This performance of Kyle Pederson’s Hands Are Knockin’ at the Ordway in Minneapolis was breathtaking.

There’s More! Dance in the Graveyards.

John Williams is everyone’s favorite contemporary composer. His impact on western culture is immense. It is telling that the Olympic Theme may be his least known major contribution.

Kevin De Bruyne is my favorite footballer. His vision, touch and unselfishness are unmatched in modern top-level football. Congratulations to KDB for 100 Premier League assists, only the fifth Premier League player to reach the milestone and in the fewest number of matches (237). He has 61 assists remaining to surpass Ryan Griggs and become the all-time leader.

Wrexham prevailed against their biggest rival for promotion out of the National League, Notts County. What a game! Goalie Ben Foster has been an amazing late addition to the squad, and surely to the forthcoming season two of Welcome to Wrexham. Watch Foster’s video blog from the game as well, he’s a great ambassador for the club and the sport.

Charlie’s band Snowpants playing a cover of Cake’s “I Will Survive” at Jefferson Show Choir Showcase this weekend. They killed it!

Governor Walz signed the free school meals bill into law yesterday. People need help from their governments, and this is a great example of a program that will directly benefit not only our kids, but also parents who are struggling in our changing economy.

The Simpsons is a novel and effective way to illustrate (ha-ha!) how personal computing has impacted our culture since the show launched in late 1989.

Here are my favorite albums from 2022.

  • Plains – I Walked With You A Ways
  • Spoon – Lucifer On The Sofa
  • Big Thief – Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe In You
  • Beach House – Once Twice Melody
  • Wilco – Cruel Country
  • Caamp – Lavender Days
  • Fantastic Cat – The Very Best of Fantastic Cat
  • John Fullbright – The Liar
  • Vulfpeck – Schvitz
  • Mt. Joy – Orange Blood


The winter concert by the Angelica Cantanti Youth Choir in Bloomington, Minnesota. Sam is a baritone and this was his first choir performance. They were wonderful!