Monthly Archives: August 2015

The “Feels”

“Inside, my heart is breaking…” This weekend was our last “camp” for Minnesota Brass. Two long but very productive days of rehearsal and an exhibition show for high school band kids. Now we head out to Rochester (NY) for the … Continue reading

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Fun With Grindr

   Oh, he was asking for it. 

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Motob├ęcane!

It’s a compound French word– argot (slang) for motorcycle and bike. And I finally rode my retro ‘b├ęcane in to work today.     It rode as smooth as its name– super mirage.  I am so used to the wide grip, … Continue reading

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A Good Brass Weekend

Well– we’re in the hunt.  We finally had shows judged by real judges (the judges from our East) and after Friday, Minnesota Brass was atop the standings.  That of course changed on Saturday when the east coast corps had a … Continue reading

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Christmas in July??

More like “October in August”!    The high temps today mirror what we normally have in October.  And then we have rain on top of it. Cold, dreary rain.  Which naturally means I have an outdoor drum corps rehearsal tonight. 

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Pavement Cracks

i ride the same bike trail to work every day. And the newest stretch of it (the one that connects to the Mississippi River trail was just completed like two years ago.  Anyway, there is a new condo/apartment building going … Continue reading

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I Really Got Nothing

This is that weird “dead zone” as summer wanes and school looms on the horizon. Summer has been one of the nicest on record here in Minneapolis. Plenty of sunshine, rain when we need it, hot put not scorching. Basically … Continue reading

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My New Best Friend

I may very well have a new best friend– Dr Scholls Massaging Gel Sport Insert.    I’ve been having some ankle trouble the past few months.  I really noticed it this spring as I started walking more at lunchtime. And … Continue reading

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L O N G Weekend

   I spent the past weekend (Friday included) immersed in drum corps activities. This was really my first (and last) hefty weekend of marching and travel.  It started On Friday with an all day rehearsal: field lining at 8, rehearsal … Continue reading

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