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2021-03-04: Daring Fireball: Google’s Outsized Share of Advertising Money John Gruber’s astute observations …

2021-03-03: More Liz and Mollie! Very cool cartoons that illustrate important philosophical points about life …

2021-03-03: I love Liz and Mollie! Very cool cartoons that illustrate important philosophical points about life …

2021-03-02: Keep On Pushing That Rock I leave Sisyphus at the foot of the mountain. One always finds one’s …

2021-03-01: this is comic number 456, i started in September, and i still wake up every day filled with dread …

2021-02-28: #JazzChurch 44 – February 28, 2021 Livestream Replay bbebop · #JazzChurch 44 - Sunday, February 28, 2021 Playlist #jazzchurch 44 – …

2021-02-28: @LizandMollie explain why I’m not much of a history buff… Not even #workingonit…

2021-02-27: Today’s vaccination event was right across the street from Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley, one of my …

2021-02-27: Vaccine Day in Seattle Today I went to Seattle for only the second time since the pandemic began in earnest almost a year …

2021-02-25: Frank Figliuzzi: Senate asked all the wrong questions about the pro-Trump attack on the Capitol …

2021-02-24: Political Prognosticating, 2016-style 2/24/2016: Stepping out on a limb here. HRC will be the Democratic Party’s nominee. The Bern …

2021-02-24: ”To have a great idea, have lots of them.“ – Thomas Edison

2021-02-23: My #JazzChurch Oeuvre… I’ve now hosted #JazzChurch 43 Sundays in a row. What started as a silly idea keeps chugging …

2021-02-23: 500,000 lives lost Deep data visualization!

2021-02-22: Every now and then, something grabs my attention, i.e., catches my eye. I have to stop and take it …

2021-02-21: #JazzChurch 43 – Sunday, February 21, 2021 Livestream Replay bbebop · #JazzChurch 43 - Sunday, February 21, 2021 Playlist #jazzchurch 43 – …

2021-02-21: I Write to Learn What I Think They say the first draft is shit, so just put a whole lot of whatevers out there because …

2021-02-20: Black History Month via the Oregon Shakespeare Festival The Origins of Black History Month …

2021-02-20: #IWantMyTubmans!!! Harriet Tubman $20 Bill Redesign to be Accelerated by Biden Administration - The …

2021-02-18: I purchased a calendar and coffee table book based on my old posts, demonstrating there just might …

2021-02-17: @kbuddyartist: “A squirrel and a cardinal in a standoff over the last sunflower seed” …

2021-02-16: The legendary cellist Pablo Casals was asked why he continued to practice at age 90. “Because I …

2021-02-15: We must move beyond learning the tune to playing the song and then on to making music together.

2021-02-15: I am testing! 𝐇𝐞𝐥𝐥𝐨 𝐂𝐫𝐮𝐞𝐥 𝐖𝐨𝐫𝐥𝐝 b͟l͟a͟h͟.͟ ͟b͟l͟a͟h͟.͟ ͟b͟l͟a͟h͟.͟ blah. blah. blah.

2021-02-14: #JazzChurch 42 – Music of Chick Corea – Sunday, February 14, 2021 Note: See RIP Chick Corea for a little of my story about experiencing Chick’s music. …

2021-02-13: RIP Chick Corea I first encountered Chick Corea in 1975. I had moved to Albany, NY, for a job in the State Assembly. …

2021-02-13: Summer is coming! 🌨🏂🏔☃️

2021-02-10: Coronavirus Mutations In Boston Patient May Hold Clues To Variant Origins : NPR Okay, this is …

2021-02-09: some thoughts on accountability (a work in progress) i hate the phrase “hold people accountable” because it almost …

2021-02-08: While testing microphone and music levels for Sunday’s edition of #JazzChurch, I found myself …

2021-02-08: Here are a few things you should know…

2021-02-07: #JazzChurch 41 – Sunday, February 7, 2021 #jazzchurch 41 – Sunday, February 7, 2021 – featured music by John Coltrane, Betty Carter, Chet …

2021-02-06: Jaco Pastorius Quintet – Live in Toulouse I spent part of my Saturday morning listening to this full-length live Pastorius concert …

2021-02-05: You cannot get educated by this self-propagating system in which people study to pass exams, and …

2021-02-05: Again With Attitude!! George Colligan, Buster Williams, and Lenny White! Man!!!

2021-02-05: Once upon a time, while walking across Central Park South, a small crowd of people was standing in …

2021-02-04: This Ain't QAnon, Baby! The most familiar Q is portrayed by John de Lancie. He is an extra-dimensional being of unknown …

2021-02-02: Happy Birthday, Langston Hughes (born in Joplin, Missouri on February 1, 1902) I love this bit …

2021-02-02: One thing I learned last year is people love hearing music at the beginning and end of Zoom calls. I …

2021-02-01: Hmmm… Me: If my variances are varying together too much, I might have a case of heteroscedasticity. …

2021-02-01: no. comment.

2021-02-01: Library Day, February 1, 2019. I used to observe the first Friday of most months as a #LibraryDay (described below). Here’s a …

2021-01-31: On this day six years ago, I dropped in on my former bandmates. I had played with them almost every …

2021-01-31: I caught myself singing along with Earth, Wind, and Fire on #JazzChurch 40 today. All is forgiven …

2021-01-31: Joshua - Miles Davis Quintet, 1964. I love Joshua, listening to and playing it. Just not at this …

2021-01-31: #JazzChurch 40 - Sunday, January 31, 2021 #jazzchurch 40 – Sunday, January 31, 2021 – featured music by the SFJAZZ Collective, Archie Shepp …

2021-01-31: There’s beauty all around us! What have you noticed?

2021-01-30: I apparently thought this was funny five years ago… I had some time before my bass lesson yesterday …

2021-01-30: “When you say something unkind, when you do something in retaliation, your anger increases. You make …

2021-01-29: News For the Hard of Hearing Now we could use a way to communicate with the _hard of …

2021-01-29: “If ifs and buts were candycanes and nuts, we’d all have a hard rock candy Christmas.” …

2021-01-28: Bill E. Bob’s Lush Life

2021-01-27: No. Comment.

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2021-01-26: 1700 Vaccinations Today I received my first dose of COVID-19 vaccine this morning, courtesy of the Tacoma-Pierce County …

2021-01-26: This Morning, 1/26/2021. Sometimes The Mountain is not the main story! :-)

2021-01-26: 10/27/2018. Sometimes The Mountain is not the main story! :-)

2021-01-25: “It’s easier to get people to do what you want them to do if you don’t care …

2021-01-24: What's the Meaning of Soul? I’ve watched Soul two times all the way through and have skipped through another three or four …

2021-01-24: #JazzChurch 39 - Sunday, January 24, 2021 #jazzchurch 39 – Sunday, January 24, 2021 – featured music by Miles Davis, Bobby Hutcherson, …

2021-01-23: 01-23 – 1-2-3 Okay, this is strange! Why, oh why, do certain songs pop up into my head unannounced and without …

2021-01-23: “When you say something unkind, when you do something in retaliation, your anger increases. You make …

2021-01-22: “Everybody reading this knows the downside of procrastination. But it has an upside as well. …

2021-01-21: He gone. Hope he stay gone!

2021-01-21: A little over a half hour ago, 1/21/21 21:21:21 + 21stCentury!

2021-01-21: Exhale…

2021-01-21: So this happened (1/21/2019). I’m preparing to facilitate another Outward Mindset workshop …

2021-01-20: We interrupt this DryJanuary to have a glass of champagne! MaybeTwo? BackAtItTomorrow!

2021-01-18: Gotta love Workboard’s Velocity Guru! Based on experience, there will be suffering. You just …

2021-01-18: “Out of the mountain of despair, a stone of hope.” Photo from 8/19/2017.

2021-01-18: Wait ‘til Next Year! (1/18/2015) Here’s a six-years-ago-today post I shared on Facebook. I’m a Niner fan living in Seahawks …

2021-01-18: Good Morning!

2021-01-17: Republicans overwhelmingly believe the election was stolen.

2021-01-17: We had a couple of visitors yesterday. I was returning from getting the mail, headphones on, …

2021-01-17: #JazzChurch 38 - Sunday, January 17, 2021 #jazzchurch 38 – Sunday, January 17, 2021 – featured music by Kenny Garrett, Kenny Kirkland, Living …

2021-01-16: Semi-Random Journal Entry It’s 2:30 AM on May 26, 2020. I can’t sleep. Despite having been in bed for less than four …

2021-01-16: Today is National Nothing Day… I’ve got nothing…

2021-01-16: One year ago today (1/16/2020), my first mask photo ever! It was a harbinger that 2020 would be the …

2021-01-16: What Is Jazz? The “What is Jazz” debate is over, peoples. Jazz ain’t nothing but soul! It’s also the music of my …

2021-01-14: Sunrise, January 14, 2021

2021-01-13: No Respect

2021-01-13: Jammin' Over the Internet!? A year ago, at the beginning of 2020, this would-be musician finally started playing music with …

2021-01-11: Happy Anniversary to Me! I just celebrated my 9th anniversary of joining TPU as Tacoma Power’s Rates, Planning, and Analysis …

2021-01-11: Almost a Full Lid…

2021-01-10: #JazzChurch 37 #jazzchurch 37 – Sunday, January 10, 2021 – featured music by Jaco Pastorius, Sam Cooke, The …

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2021-01-07: Handling the Insurrection at Work This morning I told my team that I hadn’t gotten a lot of sleep last night. It turns out that …

2021-01-04: Nine years ago today… 1/4/2012: On our first exploration of the Greater Tacoma housing market, we encountered this …

2021-01-03: #JazzChurch 36 - Sunday, January 3, 2021 #jazzchurch 36 – Sunday, January 3, 2021 – featured music by Bokani Dyer, Frank Kimbrough, Dave …

2021-01-02: I just keep the TV turned off!

2021-01-02: Mount Rainier Sunrise Before the Shadow Appeared

2021-01-02: “Things will get better,” he explained…

2021-01-01: Hip-Hop Group Tag Team: “Scoop, There It Is!” I almost lost it!

2021-01-01: Mount Rainier Sky Shadow While Mount Rainier often casts her shadow against the sky by blocking the sun, this is the first …

2021-01-01: iPhone New Year My iPhone curates and shows me a different group of my photos every day, and these are from my …

2020-12-27: #JazzChurch 35 - Sunday, December 27, 2020 #jazzchurch 35 – Sunday, December 27, 2020 – featured music by Kenny Garrett, John Batiste, Camilla …

2020-12-25: #JazzChurch Christmas Today at #JazzChurch: Rev. Dr. Bill E. Bob’s Jazz Christmas playlist. Perfect for opening …

2020-12-20: #JazzChurch 34 - Sunday, December 20, 2020 #jazzchurch 34 – Sunday, December 20, 2020 – featured music by John Coltrane, Keith Jarrett, Dave …

2020-12-15: The #JazzChurch 33 #AfterParty Sometimes, after #JazzChurch, the spirit moves you to dance. I SAIDuh, the SPIRIT moooooves you to …

2020-12-13: #JazzChurch 33 - Sunday, December 13, 2020 #jazzchurch – Sunday, December 13, 2020 – featured music by Michel Petrucciani, Ellis Marsalis, …

2020-12-12: “Joshua” Here’s a recording of “Joshua” by my Boptrillion band circa 1996. Tosh Kameda (as), …

2020-12-06: #JazzChurch #jazzchurch – Sunday, December 6, 2020 – featured music by Rudy Royston, Bill Withers, John …

2020-12-03: Another day…

2020-12-02: The Mountain, she is OUT!!! Wonder what planet that is?

2020-11-29: #JazzChurch 31 - Sunday, November 29, 2020 #jazzchurch – Sunday, November 29, 2020 – features music by Rudy Royston, Gregory Porter, Arlo …

2020-11-22: #JazzChurch 30 #jazzchurch – Sunday, November 22, 2020 – features music by Ben Williams, Cedar Walton, Elvin Jones, …

2020-11-15: #JazzChurch 29 - Sunday, November 15, 2020 #jazzchurch – Sunday, November 15, 2020 – features music by Lee Morgan, Cedar Walton, Geri Allen, …

2020-11-08: #JazzChurch 28 - Sunday, November 8, 2020 #jazzchurch – Sunday, November 8, 2020 – features post-election day reflection music by Jessica …

2020-11-04: Pandemic Election Blues Click the map to create your own at 270toWin.com

2020-11-01: #JazzChurch #jazzchurch – Sunday, November 1, 2020 – featured pre-election day cataclysm music by Wayne Shorter, …

2020-10-25: #JazzChurch 26 - Sunday, October 25, 2020 #jazzchurch – Sunday, October 25, 2020 – featuring music by Keith Jarrett, Joe Lovano, Gary Bartz, …

2020-10-18: #JazzChurch 25 – Sunday, October 18, 2020 #jazzchurch – Sunday, October 18, 2020 – featured music by Afrika Mkhize, Donald Byrd, Ramsey Lewis, …

2020-10-11: #JazzChurch 24 #jazzchurch – Sunday, October 11, 2020 – featured music by Steve Kuhn, Chick Corea, Bobby Watson, …

2020-10-04: #jazzchurch 23 - Sunday, October 4, 2020 #jazzchurch – Sunday, October 4, 2020 – featured music by Richie Havens, Alice Coltrane, Eberhard …

2020-09-27: #jazzchurch 22 - Sunday, September 27, 2020 #jazzchurch – Sunday, September 27, 2020 – featured music by McCoy Tyner, Alice Coltrane, Chick …

2020-09-24: Eddie Glaude - This Is Us! Princeton Professor Eddie Glaude’s answer to a question from MSNBC’s Nicole Wallace is …

2020-09-20: #jazzchurch 21 - Sunday, September 20, 2020 #jazzchurch 21 featured music by McCoy Tyner, Alice Coltrane, Robert Glasper, Charles Lloyd, and …

2020-09-13: #jazzchurch 20 - Sunday, September 13, 2020 #jazzchurch 20 featured music by Wayne Shorter, Sonny Rollins, Gary Peacock, Betty Carter, and …

2020-09-06: #jazzchurch 19 – Monday, September 7, 2020 #jazzchurch 19 featured music by Rufus Reid, Tom Harrell, Betty Carter, Gregory Porter, Darrell …

2020-08-30: #jazzchurch 18 #jazzchurch 18 featured music by Chick Corea and John McLaughlin, Bobby Hutcherson, Bobby Watson, …

2020-08-23: #jazzchurch 17 - Sunday, August 23, 2020 #jazzchurch 17 featured music by John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman, Betty Carter, The Brad Mehldau …

2020-08-17: Russell Ledet Is Working to Combat Racial Disparities in Health Care | Teen Vogue Insomnia and worry …

2020-08-16: #jazzchurch 16 Playlist - Sunday, August 16, 2020 #jazzchurch 16 featured music by John Coltrane, Gary Bartz, Emily Remler, Kate McGarry, Terri Lyne …

2020-08-09: #jazzchurch 15 Playlist - Sunday, August 9, 2020 Welcome to #jazzchurch where The Rt. Rev. Dr. Uncle Billy Bob Jackson Brown Berry Black, Jr. Esq., …

2020-08-02: #jazzchurch 14 - Sunday, August 2, 2020 Welcome to #jazzchurch where The Rt. Rev. Dr. Uncle Billy Bob Jackson Brown Berry Black, Jr. Esq., …

2020-07-26: #jazzchurch 13 - Sunday, July 26, 2020 Welcome to #jazzchurch where The Rt. Rev. Dr. Uncle Billy Bob Jackson Brown Berry Black, Jr. Esq., …

2020-07-19: #jazzchurch 12 - Sunday, July 19, 2020 Morning Fog - What Will the Day Bring??? Welcome to #jazzchurch where The Rt. Rev. Dr. Uncle Billy …

2020-07-12: #jazzchurch 11 - Sunday, July 12, 2020 Sunset on Vashon Island, WA Welcome to #jazzchurch where The Rt. Rev. Dr. Uncle Billy Bob Jackson …

2020-07-10: Something I noticed…

2020-07-06: The Origins of Rev. Dr. Bill E. Bob Wondering how I came to be called (okay, okay, call myself!) The Rt. Rev. Dr. Uncle Billy Bob …

2020-07-05: #jazzchurch 10 – Sunday, July 5, 2020 Welcome to #jazzchurch where The Rt. Rev. Dr. Uncle Billy Bob Jackson Brown Berry Black, Jr. Esq., …

2020-06-28: #jazzchurch 09 – Sunday, June 28, 2020 Welcome to #jazzchurch where I livestream some of the music that’s resonating for me right …

2020-06-21: Psalm for my Father Today is Father’s Day. I’m a father and have received plenty of greetings from family and friends. I …

2020-06-21: #jazzchurch 08 – Happy Father’s Day! Welcome to #jazzchurch where we livestream two hours of …

2020-06-18: How Did You Get To Be You? While having lunch with a colleague two or three years ago, she asked a question I’d never been …

2020-06-14: #jazzchurch 07 - Sunday, June 14, 2020 - Will Joy Come in the Morning? Welcome to #jazzchurch! Today we featured the Edwin Hawkins Singers, Roberta Flack, Betty Carter, …

2020-06-14: Will Joy Come in the Morning? Note: This blog post came about as I was getting ready for my #jazzchurch live stream. After Emmett …

2020-06-11: Steve Schmidt on Law and Order vs. Justice I love Steve Schmidt’s ability to be so clear and compelling, on-the-spot. Maybe he could work for …

2020-06-08: U.S. protesters call to ‘Defund the Police.’ What would that look like? What would that …

2020-06-07: #jazzchurch 06 livestream - Sunday, June 7, 2020 Welcome to #jazzchurch where we livestream two hours of music in two hours’ time. Today we …

2020-06-06: Notes on the George Floyd Protests in Minneapolis | The New Yorker “As the rain picks up and the …

2020-06-04: There but for the Grace of God go I On April 29, 1992, I was hosting a dinner for 24 people at my favorite San Francisco restaurant, …

2020-06-01: What Did You Talk About at Work Today? My team!!! We just had our weekly check-in via Zoom, and you know what they wanted to talk about? …

2020-05-31: Livestreaming jazz on a Sunday afternoon. #jazzchurch 05! Today’s #jazzchurch livestream featured music by Miles Davis, Charles Lloyd, Cannonball …

2020-05-24: Livestreaming Jazz on a Sunday afternoon. #jazzchurch 04! Today’s #jazzchurch livestream featured music by Wayne Shorter, Dexter Gordon, John Coltrane, …

2020-05-17: #JazzChurch 03 Livestreaming jazz on a Sunday afternoon bbebop · #jazzchurch 03 – Sunday, May 17, 2020 Here's an …

2020-05-10: #jazzchurch 02 by thertrevdrbillebob - Sunday, May 10, 2020 Welcome to #jazzchurch where I livestream some of the music that’s resonating for me right …

2020-05-03: #jazzchurch 01 by thertrevdrbillebob - Sunday, May 3, 2020 I enjoyed my first Twitch streaming session and look forward to doing it again. So much music in my …

2020-05-03: Bill E. Bob’s #jazzchurch Once upon a time, I declared jazz as my religion. No dogma, just the pure unmitigated sound of the …

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2020-04-23: Lost Car I’ve lost my car in some strange, unknown place. I know it’s here somewhere, maybe a block away. …

2020-04-19: Just a Closer Walk With Thee I texted my sister today to see how she and her husband were doing. …

2020-04-12: Governor Andrew Cuomo on Inspiration He Received During the COVID-19 Crisis Governor Andrew Cuomo ended his presentation today with this story about how an upstate New York …

2020-03-28: MustRead: A letter to the UK from Italy: this is what we know about your future My ALF colleague …

2020-02-18: Why most D&I programs don’t work I’ve been taking a deeper dive into Equity, …

2020-02-05: I exchange pleasantries all the time. Colleagues ask me, “how are you doing?” and feel …

2020-02-02: That Time I Decided to Just Listen… (Unsplash photo by Hans-Peter Gauster) Once upon a time, I was fixing to get ready to walk into a …

2020-02-02: 10 Poems By Langston Hughes You Should Know I, Too I, too, sing America. I am the darker brother. They send me to eat in the kitchen When …

2020-02-02: Ten Poetic Quotes by Langston Hughes My friend Jackie shared a link to Ten Poetic Quotes by Langston Hughes and it gave me a much-needed …

2020-02-02: Today is SuperBowl Sunday. And Groundhog’s Day. It also represents a Palindrome for the ages: …

2020-02-01: deep! and true!! Time is the one thing we don’t have enough of and can’t make more of. Time is …

2020-02-01: “I have always admired the ability to bite off more than one can chew and then chew it.” …

2020-01-21: I Quit My Job After a Particularly Good Beach Day “Once upon a time, I worked at a magazine, …

2020-01-20: Charlotte Observer Editorial (2018): Let’s remember the MLK who wasn’t liked “Martin Luther …

2020-01-20: Here’s the original unfiltered (but highly edited) version (@zap).

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2020-01-19: Are the Democrats Ready for Trump’s Impeachment Trial? - The New Yorker

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2020-01-19: There are only four rules: If it doesn’t say you can’t, you can It’s easier to …

2020-01-19: Why? Why not?!

2020-01-19: Hello Cruel World! Testing how micro.blog works. Not exactly profound, huh?