A Proper Villain

In Ocean’s 11, Basher Tarr (played by Don Cheadle) is happy to find out who is running the heist: “It will be nice working with proper villains again!” That line includes what couldĀ the most often-used phrase of the movie franchise: proper villains. It’s been interpreted a great many ways, of varying validity and usefulness. If […]

Back On Track

Just a quick update, here, to tell you what the heck is going on. I’ve been in various doctors’ offices and at the pharmacy quite a bit over the past month, and will soon have my first-ever acupuncture treatment. Though I have no particular love of needles, I’m much more happy about that last than […]


Sometimes it seems I can’t win for losing. A few years ago I got a (thankfully slight) neck injury that occasionally flares up, in the form of a pinched nerve on one side or the other. There is a way to prevent this from happening, but it will take some real work. Fortunately, that work […]

A Stupid Schedule

It’s been a busy week for musicians. I’m back on it, though, and will have actually useful things to say soon. The past couple of days have been exceptions, since I left my house before dawn and returned late at night, but for the most part, I can find ways of making progress with life […]