I’m usually far more prepared for my weekly scribbling, but I’m just behind today. I’m exhausted by everything going on at work, at home, and globally. Remembering 9/11 isn’t all that fun. We had friends in NYC and it took days to hear whether they were all right, and we heard that in a roundabout way. Thankfully everyone we knew was ok.

I’m praised at work for my calm demeanor, but maybe I shouldn’t be so calm all the time. The only time I let loose is in the car when I see bad driving and I comment on it loudly. My wife tells me I need to stop doing that when she’s in the car with me. It’s a hard habit to break. Things that are happening around us are starting to upset me more every day. I must stay calm and find an appropriate outlet to vent. Time to drive around a bit.

And when I’m in the car I listen to music. Doesn’t always help, but I drive with artists like in today’s podcast, which includes Tim Buckley, Beck, Paul Weller, Rickie Lee Jones, Ocean Colour Scene, David Byrne, Norah Jones, Jesca Hoop, Lee Dorsey, Sharon Jones, Flo & Eddie, the Monkees, Lou Ann Barton, Clarence Gatemouth Brown, and Roomful of Blues. Please go to to stream or download or download the podcast Thank you for tuning in.

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