Thursday, March 17, 2016

March 17, 2016 at 06:57AM

Tonight I'll be hugging my family as tight as Bruce is hugging Patti and Steve. Tonight we go down to the river. Happy St. Patrick's Day everyone!

Saturday, March 12, 2016

March 12, 2016 at 12:15PM

Super Dave and I can now be called triathletes. We were stoked to finish under 2 hrs, especially since our initial goal was to just finish. What a great morning, and a super special thanks to Sophie and Julie for coming out to cheer us on.

March 12, 2016 at 07:01AM

Race morning at the Pasadena Sprint Triathlon with Super Dave... although neither of us will be sprinting today.

Friday, March 11, 2016

March 11, 2016 at 09:25PM

The night before my first triathlon, hanging with my training bud, Super Dave Osburn.

Thursday, March 10, 2016

March 10, 2016 at 08:14AM

In one week, the family and I will be spending St. Patrick's Day with the E Street Band. The kids have listened to Springsteen their entire lives (not by choice, but they like a lot of his music) and this is a dream come true for me. Seeing the Boss and this band is a such a communal and spiritual experience and if I never see them in concert again that would be okay. Why? Because on this night I'll be standing and singing and cheering and possibly even crying next to the three people I love most in this world, listening to my favorite artist performing some of his greatest songs.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

R.I.P. Sir George

My favorite track from the entire Beatles Anthology collection is this recording of the string arrangement for "Eleanor Rigby." It was written and arranged by George Martin, the Beatles producer. Martin passed away last night at the age of 90.

The song's melody is present and the strings do their job of providing accompaniment to Paul McCartney's vocals. As the are the only instruments on this essential Beatles song, they stand on their own as a haunting, melancholic composition.