Category: Life Stuff

Drum Corps Finals Week

      I recently had the stunning realization that I’ve been following DCI (Drum Corps International) for 30 years. Felt really old when I made that connection last week when I attended the Emerald City Music Games competition in Dublin, Ohio.   What is DCI? My obsession with Drum Corps began while in High…
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A Weird Al Father’s Day

A Weird Al Father’s Day Last weekend I spent Father’s Day with my children. Nothing unusual about that. The weirdness came from going to Kettering, Ohio that night to see Weird Al Yankovic in concert: I hate to admit that I wasn’t looking forward to the concert. Spending about five hours in the car for…
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A Farewell to Kings

A Farewell to Kings Rush-Clockwork Angels Tour-Columbus, Ohio 2012 June 8, 2015 Rush played Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio opening the second leg of their R40 Tour marking their 40th Anniversary as a band. I was privileged to take my wife and two children and share a special evening with Alex Lifeson, Neil Peart, and…
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Welcome to Nightvale!

Welcome to Nightvale!   Earlier this week I had the pleasure of visiting the auspicious town Nightvale by way of Cincinnati. The wildly popular podcast is currently touring its live show “The Investigators”. Watching Cecil Baldwin was truly a treat. The man is a consummate acting professional. All the performers in this production were excellent…
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Snow Day

Snow Day-3/5/15 Not used to snow storms in March, but this was one hell of a storm.  We had 16 inches of snow in our front yard, and 20 inches in the back.  Took us 2 1/2 hours to shovel out the cars and driveway.  Otherwise, a most enjoyable day. I spent a good bit…
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A Brave New Blog

A Brave New Blog by Jay S. Willis I aim to misbehave, er, I mean write.  Thus, the birth of a Blog. I’ve been writing for as long as I can remember, though the form has changed over the years.  From handwritten, stapled-together books in Elementary school, letters to friends out of the country as…
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