Grad school upended how I listen to music. Mostly, music with discernible lyrics was out. As you’ll see, I listened to a lot of Spanish language music. But this was year of mostly classical music, including more baroque music than I care to admit. This is the year where the occasional, subtle dissonances that you … Continue reading 2019, My Year in Listening
Or, if you can make your breakfast more sustainably, then what else can you do? Where does it end? Recipe included! It’s worth thinking about your regular habits and 45 year old men like me are nothing if not habitual. In early 2016, a doctor said several alarming things about my HDL cholesterol levels and … Continue reading How Many Other Things Are Like Soy Milk?
The Ancient Mayans were an almost singular focus for our travels for the past few years. It may have begun with the kids’ sudden infatuation with the monumental reproduction of an Olmec head outside the Chicago Field Museum. To this day there’s a drawing of it taped to the kids’ room door with the words, … Continue reading On Visiting Mayan Cities
Make it possible for a customer to maintain a set of headphones for at least a generation, or shut up about sustainability Continue reading An Open Letter to Bose CEO Phil Hess