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Anders’ New Song

While I’m away on tour, my son turns one year old today. In this job, I haven’t earned the right to complain yet. Many of the people I work with have done this job...

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Martyr

1mar·tyr nounˈmär-tər 1:  a person who voluntarily suffers death as the penalty of witnessing to and refusing to renounce a religion 2:  a person who sacrifices something of great value and especially life itself for...

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Sacking Rome

First, just a quick weekend recap, for those who missed it. On Thursday, CBS Sports guy Jim Rome posted this tweet:

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Another Shooting?

Another shooting just happened at Seattle Pacific University. So far one person is dead. I cannot believe how often this is happening. I refuse to believe that this is how it is now. I...

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BAND! with Dustin Mollick

I’m overdue for a cool, official announcement: I’m now collaborating with cartoonist Dustin Mollick on an ongoing, online comic strip entitled BAND! On top of his ever-growing cartooning chops, Dustin is a world-class saxophonist with...

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John Wacker, In Pen

The trumpet community, the music education community, a whole lot of college music students, and a beautiful family were all laid low today. John Wacker—Professor of Music at Western State Colorado University, trumpet player,...

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Birth-Day

Right now I’m in a delivery room in Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, listening to my unborn son’s amplified heartbeat, hours away from being a father. I’m writing this between contractions and nurse...