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“Papa! What are you doing?” Ben asked as he and his sister Allie rushed into my office with the energy of a category 5 hurricane. “Who’s that?” Allie asked pointing at my computer monitor. ...
Mashed Potatoes and Gravy

Mashed Potatoes and Gravy

Several days ago Allie came into my office eating a chocolate chip cookie and asked, “Papa, what’s your favorite thing to do in the whole world? I told Ben it was reading a good book. He said ...
The Legacy Of Burrell ‘Sticks’ Saltzman

The Legacy Of Burrell ‘Sticks’ Saltzman

Several years ago, the summer of ’69 to be exact, one of my music students asked me how I got started playing percussion and who had the biggest influence on my style. I gathered my thoughts ...
As Eye See It (No. 2)

As Eye See It (No. 2)

Several weeks ago my friends Walter and Ethel Spenser invited me to join them to watch the third round of the John Deere Classic golf tournament. Being an avid golfer myself and having participated ...
As Eye See It (No. 1)

As Eye See It (No. 1)

My diatribe for today is about the current state of college sports in this country with an emphasis on college football. As background information I grew up in an era without computers, cell phones, ...