Thunderstorms

It’s an August Tuesday afternoon, and I’m at work. It’s not yet 4pm but it’s nighttime-dark outside, thanks to a thunderstorm that’s passing through the DC area. My office is on the 15th floor of a high-rise in downtown Bethesda, MD, and whenever dramatic weather comes through, I can see it from my perch high … Continue reading Thunderstorms

Deck the halls, now make it disappear

MAYBE IT'S JUST ME, but lately, I get as excited to undecorate after Christmas as I am to decorate right after Thanksgiving. Oh, there have been years where I could barely stand the thought of dragging the "big Santas" up from the storage room, but once I unbox them, I'm always happy I did. And … Continue reading Deck the halls, now make it disappear

A Charlie Brown Christmas

This right here is my favorite thing. I've probably listened to the whole album ten times since Thanksgiving. It would be great holiday jazz even if it didn't make me think of the Christmas special. There are so many good clips from "A Charlie Brown Christmas" but the one I love the most is this: … Continue reading A Charlie Brown Christmas