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Sunday, January 29, 2017

One Final Thought For Today

Before I completely signed off for the day, I wanted to share one final piece. Over the past month I've been listening to a lot of music from artist Chris Thile. He is the front man of one of my favorite all-time bands, Punch Brothers, and current host of A Prairie Home Companion on NPR. (Both are excellent, and you should really check out both.)

Anyways Thile, along with musician Brad Mehldau, recently released a jazz album entitled Chris Thile and Brad Mehldau. Its fantastic!! It's full of original compositions, along with some great covers. The musicianship of Thile is quite frankly awe inspiring.

Here's a great example.

Why the Post Office Matters

One of my favorite podcasts that I listen to is 99 Percent Invisible. Each week host Roman Mars explores the history and creation of some sort of man made design element that impacts our daily lives. Whether we realize it or not.

This past week's episode is no different. In the episode entitled: 'The Revolutionary Post", producer Katie Mingle and Mars explores how the Post Office played a crucial part in the development of the United States.

I hope this episode will cause you to never look at the post office the same. I don't think I will.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

A Very Interesting Question

My cousin posted a very interesting question on his Facebook the other day. I find He asks: "The question we all need to ask ourselves today... What is more important to you: the world or America?"

I find this question to be absolutely fascinating. With the recent Presidential election primarily focusing on this question, I feel that we as a society are still left without an answer. I do think that members of each of the two major political parties would answer this question in a certain way.

I feel that like I might explore this topic further, and create a podcast based around it. I think it would make some very interesting radio.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Great Story on NPR Today

NPR had a really incredibly story posted on its site today. It's the obituary of Clare Hollingworth. She is the journalist who broke the story of World War II beginning. Reading about her 105 year old life was awe inspiring. The things this woman saw are absolutely incredible. If you have a moment, it is so worth your time.