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My box labeling system is flawless. - July 25, 2017 #whatsinthebox #hatersgonnahate

My box labeling system is flawless. - July 25, 2017 #whatsinthebox #hatersgonnahate

Packing is WAY easier if you just toss everything in a fire instead of packing it. - July 24, 2017 #protip #lifehacks

Packing is WAY easier if you just toss everything in a fire instead of packing it. - July 24, 2017 #protip #lifehacks

Together again - July 23, 2017 #ð¥

Together again - July 23, 2017 #ð¥

Was packing more boxes and found something that I apparently didn't unpack after the move to Michigan ... a little memorabilia from @stewartjhinrichsen and my first band together, "Secondhand Ransom." This is the original proof for our demo CD, designed by @memmingj .  We gave copies to bars and fans in an attempt to get our names out for gigs. Tracks included rough cuts of: 1) Free, 2) Erica, 3) Can't Say It Enough, 4) Shades of Grey.  We also didn't care to spellcheck Stewart's name apparently. - July 22, 2017 #memories #goodtimesgreatoldies

Was packing more boxes and found something that I apparently didn't unpack after the move to Michigan ... a little memorabilia from @stewartjhinrichsen and my first band together, "Secondhand Ransom." This is the original proof for our demo CD, designed by @memmingj . We gave copies to bars and fans in an attempt to get our names out for gigs. Tracks included rough cuts of: 1) Free, 2) Erica, 3) Can't Say It Enough, 4) Shades of Grey. We also didn't care to spellcheck Stewart's name apparently. - July 22, 2017 #memories #goodtimesgreatoldies

These boxes are packed tight with all my vinyl records. 1) This move is suddenly very real. 2) I have all I need, so I'm done packing. I'm just gonna leave the rest of the our belongings behind. - July 21, 2017 #movinonup #totheeastcoast

These boxes are packed tight with all my vinyl records. 1) This move is suddenly very real. 2) I have all I need, so I'm done packing. I'm just gonna leave the rest of the our belongings behind. - July 21, 2017 #movinonup #totheeastcoast

Celebrate! - July 20, 2017 #firstdayofsummer #lastdayofsummer #backtoworktomorrow

Celebrate! - July 20, 2017 #firstdayofsummer #lastdayofsummer #backtoworktomorrow

Hey remember that time when I sent my dissertation to my committee?  I do too, because THAT WAS TODAY! - July 19, 2017 #phdintraining

Hey remember that time when I sent my dissertation to my committee? I do too, because THAT WAS TODAY! - July 19, 2017 #phdintraining

Received some words of encouragement from my trusted mentor and friend, Dr. Cynthia Taggart, to help pull me through these final hours before the dissertation is due (photo credit: @sma753 ). - July 18, 2017 #phdintraining #homestretch

Received some words of encouragement from my trusted mentor and friend, Dr. Cynthia Taggart, to help pull me through these final hours before the dissertation is due (photo credit: @sma753 ). - July 18, 2017 #phdintraining #homestretch

Trust her, she's a doctor - July 17, 2017 #phd #dissertationdefended

Trust her, she's a doctor - July 17, 2017 #phd #dissertationdefended

Must ... keep ... writing ... - July 16, 2017 #phdintraining #nearingtheend

Must ... keep ... writing ... - July 16, 2017 #phdintraining #nearingtheend

Good advice - July 15, 2017 #bettersafethansorry #itllbeokay

Good advice - July 15, 2017 #bettersafethansorry #itllbeokay

Under the table and dreaming - July 14, 2017 #streetart #takethesechances #antsmarching

Under the table and dreaming - July 14, 2017 #streetart #takethesechances #antsmarching

... keeps the doctor away. ð¤- July 13, 2017 #stayinalive #ahhahaha

... keeps the doctor away. ð¤- July 13, 2017 #stayinalive #ahhahaha

I didn't mean to take this. - July 12, 2017 #accidentalselfie

I didn't mean to take this. - July 12, 2017 #accidentalselfie

"OK, Avex ... I know you're super cute, but you're supposed to be in #servicedog training and I need to keep writing this dissertation. I can't pet you right now!" - July 11, 2017 #distraction #secretlyokwithit

"OK, Avex ... I know you're super cute, but you're supposed to be in #servicedog training and I need to keep writing this dissertation. I can't pet you right now!" - July 11, 2017 #distraction #secretlyokwithit

Pro tip: Whenever sharing a couch with Guinness, do not look him in the eyes. - July 10, 2017 #heonlywantsattention #invadingmyspace

Pro tip: Whenever sharing a couch with Guinness, do not look him in the eyes. - July 10, 2017 #heonlywantsattention #invadingmyspace

Was feeling rather stressed over this dissertation thingy, so @sma753 "forced" me to see this movie to help me relax and clear my head. - July 9, 2017 #drsorders

Was feeling rather stressed over this dissertation thingy, so @sma753 "forced" me to see this movie to help me relax and clear my head. - July 9, 2017 #drsorders

Throwback Saturday to a random photo from this past September ... I don't know what's going on here, but it's probably best not to ask. - July 8, 2017 #seniors #promroyalty

Throwback Saturday to a random photo from this past September ... I don't know what's going on here, but it's probably best not to ask. - July 8, 2017 #seniors #promroyalty

Look, all I'm gonna say is I spent FAR too long trying to figure out how I misspelled "musicians" - July 7, 2017 #seeingdouble #phdintraining #mymindismush

Look, all I'm gonna say is I spent FAR too long trying to figure out how I misspelled "musicians" - July 7, 2017 #seeingdouble #phdintraining #mymindismush

In this final push before I send my dissertation to my committee, some of these Photo of the Day entries may have to be some throwbacks and unreleased pics (sorry about that ... but I'm sure you understand). This one was from my trip to Philadelphia last week ... it sure is a beautiful city! - July 6, 2017 #lookup #lookingback #feelinginspired

In this final push before I send my dissertation to my committee, some of these Photo of the Day entries may have to be some throwbacks and unreleased pics (sorry about that ... but I'm sure you understand). This one was from my trip to Philadelphia last week ... it sure is a beautiful city! - July 6, 2017 #lookup #lookingback #feelinginspired

Just another late night working. - July 5, 2017 #phdintraining #socloseyetsofar

Just another late night working. - July 5, 2017 #phdintraining #socloseyetsofar

Throwback 2sday to 3 years ago when I was actually able to celebrate the 4th! - July 4, 2017  #happybirthdayamerica #illmakemorenoisenextyear #promise

Throwback 2sday to 3 years ago when I was actually able to celebrate the 4th! - July 4, 2017 #happybirthdayamerica #illmakemorenoisenextyear #promise

Young and old - July 3, 2017 #philly #cityhallstation #funintheshade

Young and old - July 3, 2017 #philly #cityhallstation #funintheshade

Just watched the sun set outside the University of Delaware music building, the place I will call home this fall. I feel pretty darn lucky. - July 2, 2017 #universityofdelaware #bluehens #phdintraining

Just watched the sun set outside the University of Delaware music building, the place I will call home this fall. I feel pretty darn lucky. - July 2, 2017 #universityofdelaware #bluehens #phdintraining

It's been nearly nine months since we've seen each other, and tonight I was reunited with one of my best friends in the world ... and the best part? I'm moving near him again next month.  In the words of @brandino994 , "This is really about to happen ..." - July 1, 2017 #reunitedanditfeelssogood #watchoutnow #philly

It's been nearly nine months since we've seen each other, and tonight I was reunited with one of my best friends in the world ... and the best part? I'm moving near him again next month. In the words of @brandino994 , "This is really about to happen ..." - July 1, 2017 #reunitedanditfeelssogood #watchoutnow #philly

Good advice for us all - June 30, 2017  #newhome

Good advice for us all - June 30, 2017 #newhome

Quick hellos - June 29, 2017 #reunited #itsbeentoolong

Quick hellos - June 29, 2017 #reunited #itsbeentoolong

Stretch the legs - June 28, 2017 #naturewalk #stayingfocused

Stretch the legs - June 28, 2017 #naturewalk #stayingfocused

Receiving kisses from a friend can brighten anyone's day, even if they smudge your glasses. - June 27, 2017 #dogsofinstagram #harleedog #bffs

Receiving kisses from a friend can brighten anyone's day, even if they smudge your glasses. - June 27, 2017 #dogsofinstagram #harleedog #bffs

Searching for the next step - June 26, 2017 #rightaroundthecorner #househunting

Searching for the next step - June 26, 2017 #rightaroundthecorner #househunting

Brighten my northern sky - June 25, 2017 #lookingup #filamentbulb #nightshift #workinglate

Brighten my northern sky - June 25, 2017 #lookingup #filamentbulb #nightshift #workinglate

Inside looking out or outside looking in - June 24, 2017 #mallwalkers #exercise

Inside looking out or outside looking in - June 24, 2017 #mallwalkers #exercise

Make your mark - June 23, 2017 #graffiti #dowhatyoucanwithwhatyouhave

Make your mark - June 23, 2017 #graffiti #dowhatyoucanwithwhatyouhave

Hangin' around - June 22, 2017 #writeaway #callingitanight

Hangin' around - June 22, 2017 #writeaway #callingitanight

Do you feel like a puzzle, you can't find your missing piece? - June 21, 2017 #talk #howdoyoufeel

Do you feel like a puzzle, you can't find your missing piece? - June 21, 2017 #talk #howdoyoufeel

This never seems to end - June 20, 2017 #phdintraining #dissertation #immakingprogress #right ??

This never seems to end - June 20, 2017 #phdintraining #dissertation #immakingprogress #right ??

Paparazzi - June 19, 2017 #lefthandfree #temporarygoodbyes

Paparazzi - June 19, 2017 #lefthandfree #temporarygoodbyes

Runnin' on empty - June 18, 2017 #phdintraining #keepongoing #ithinkicanithinkicanithinkican

Runnin' on empty - June 18, 2017 #phdintraining #keepongoing #ithinkicanithinkicanithinkican

Just a little more energy - June 17, 2017 #lightning #passingstorm

Just a little more energy - June 17, 2017 #lightning #passingstorm

Some days the world just seems against you. - June 16, 2017 #phdintraining #tomorrowisanewday

Some days the world just seems against you. - June 16, 2017 #phdintraining #tomorrowisanewday

Better or worse? - June 15, 2017 #eyeexam #jeeperscreepers #wheredyougetthosepeepers

Better or worse? - June 15, 2017 #eyeexam #jeeperscreepers #wheredyougetthosepeepers

Leaving snacks for new friends. - June 14, 2017 #goodlisteners #healthysnacks

Leaving snacks for new friends. - June 14, 2017 #goodlisteners #healthysnacks

Two timer - June 13, 2017 #wonderwoman #illprobablyseeitagain

Two timer - June 13, 2017 #wonderwoman #illprobablyseeitagain

Year 2 - June 12, 2017 #anniversary #inception #igainedweight #andhavemoregrayhairs

Year 2 - June 12, 2017 #anniversary #inception #igainedweight #andhavemoregrayhairs

When writing, I always feel like I'm getting to know a new friend. - June 11, 2017 #songwriting #inspired

When writing, I always feel like I'm getting to know a new friend. - June 11, 2017 #songwriting #inspired

Diet schmiet ... I'm writing a dissertation. - June 10, 2017 #idowhatiwant #icecream

Diet schmiet ... I'm writing a dissertation. - June 10, 2017 #idowhatiwant #icecream

I'm not a huge fan of these "goodbye" things. - June 9, 2017 #littlegiant #youreofftosuchbiggerandbetterthings

I'm not a huge fan of these "goodbye" things. - June 9, 2017 #littlegiant #youreofftosuchbiggerandbetterthings

More of the same.  Didn't get as far as I had hoped today ... That's what tomorrow is for. - June 8, 2017 #phdintraining #onefootinfrontoftheother

More of the same. Didn't get as far as I had hoped today ... That's what tomorrow is for. - June 8, 2017 #phdintraining #onefootinfrontoftheother

1). Happy Pride Month everyone!! 2). I checked an item off the "Michigan Bucket List" (a list of to-do's before I move away) ... Did a little work while FINALLY getting to try this amazing restaurant! - June 7, 2017 #pride #michiganbucketlist #omlettesfordays

1). Happy Pride Month everyone!! 2). I checked an item off the "Michigan Bucket List" (a list of to-do's before I move away) ... Did a little work while FINALLY getting to try this amazing restaurant! - June 7, 2017 #pride #michiganbucketlist #omlettesfordays

Coding is my life now ... A very long day, but making progress. - June 6, 2017 #phdintraining #onefootinfrontoftheother

Coding is my life now ... A very long day, but making progress. - June 6, 2017 #phdintraining #onefootinfrontoftheother

Growing a little more, day by day - June 5, 2017 #richandfullday #nature #goulet

Growing a little more, day by day - June 5, 2017 #richandfullday #nature #goulet

Good work day today, and was treated to this great light show near the end - June 4, 2017 #sunset #lightshadow #seeyoutomorrow

Good work day today, and was treated to this great light show near the end - June 4, 2017 #sunset #lightshadow #seeyoutomorrow

You never know what you'll find in your own backyard. - June 3, 2017 #exploring #froghome #nowiseewhattheyrealwaysyellingabout

You never know what you'll find in your own backyard. - June 3, 2017 #exploring #froghome #nowiseewhattheyrealwaysyellingabout

I ended up seeing "Wonder Woman" instead of "Wonde ian," but LOVED IT just the same! - June 2, 2017 #muchneeded #messagesoflove #wonderwoman

I ended up seeing "Wonder Woman" instead of "Wonde ian," but LOVED IT just the same! - June 2, 2017 #muchneeded #messagesoflove #wonderwoman

At a loss for words after hearing of another friend and colleague's passing ... Do the best you can with the time you have, my friends. - June 1, 2017

At a loss for words after hearing of another friend and colleague's passing ... Do the best you can with the time you have, my friends. - June 1, 2017

Whispers of shadows - May 31, 2017 #sunset #newdayatmidnight

Whispers of shadows - May 31, 2017 #sunset #newdayatmidnight

Distraction. (Edit: Just realized that a drink has been the past two "Photo of the Day" entries ... I promise to be better tomorrow.) - May 30, 2017 #occupiedmind #roomforimprovement

Distraction. (Edit: Just realized that a drink has been the past two "Photo of the Day" entries ... I promise to be better tomorrow.) - May 30, 2017 #occupiedmind #roomforimprovement

Sunsets, gins, and grilling ... lots of time to reflect. - May 29, 2017 #roundhere #occupiedmind #igetbywithalittlehelpfrommyfriends

Sunsets, gins, and grilling ... lots of time to reflect. - May 29, 2017 #roundhere #occupiedmind #igetbywithalittlehelpfrommyfriends

Some heavy rotation today - May 28, 2017

Some heavy rotation today - May 28, 2017

(NOTE: I had a different post for May 27th, but after a little more mental processing, I'm replacing that post with this one)--I received word this evening that my friend and former bass player, Dr. Noah Beadell passed away quite suddenly.  My favorite Noah memory was from his bachelor party, where he wanted all the guys to dress in "shorty-shorts and puffy vests." It was weird, it was hilarious, it was very "Noah." That evening, we saw a live band playing in a local bar, so we asked to borrow their instruments for one song.  Unfortunately, this is the best photo that I have of that evening.  What an absolutely ridiculous night/idea ... and I loved every minute of it.  I sure am gonna miss the shit out of you, buddy. - May 27, 2017

(NOTE: I had a different post for May 27th, but after a little more mental processing, I'm replacing that post with this one)--I received word this evening that my friend and former bass player, Dr. Noah Beadell passed away quite suddenly. My favorite Noah memory was from his bachelor party, where he wanted all the guys to dress in "shorty-shorts and puffy vests." It was weird, it was hilarious, it was very "Noah." That evening, we saw a live band playing in a local bar, so we asked to borrow their instruments for one song. Unfortunately, this is the best photo that I have of that evening. What an absolutely ridiculous night/idea ... and I loved every minute of it. I sure am gonna miss the shit out of you, buddy. - May 27, 2017

Throwback Friday to last year ... Some of my favorite people are in this photo. I miss this crew. - May 26, 2017 #someamazingfriends #workhardplayhard  #igotbywithalittlehelpfrommyfriends

Throwback Friday to last year ... Some of my favorite people are in this photo. I miss this crew. - May 26, 2017 #someamazingfriends #workhardplayhard #igotbywithalittlehelpfrommyfriends

This was my morning/bedtime reading for the past few weeks.  As a person who greatly suffers from imposter syndrome, these feelings tend to suffocate a lot of my progress while doing important tasks ... such as writing a dissertation and preparing for my first year as a professor.  Reading this book could not have come at a better time ... Thanks for the recommendation, @vanda15 ! - May 25, 2017 #reading #beingcomfortableinmyownskin #igetbywithalittlehelpfrommyfriends

This was my morning/bedtime reading for the past few weeks. As a person who greatly suffers from imposter syndrome, these feelings tend to suffocate a lot of my progress while doing important tasks ... such as writing a dissertation and preparing for my first year as a professor. Reading this book could not have come at a better time ... Thanks for the recommendation, @vanda15 ! - May 25, 2017 #reading #beingcomfortableinmyownskin #igetbywithalittlehelpfrommyfriends

"Why does my bag always weigh so much more during the flight home?! ... Oh, right ..." - May 24, 2017 #vinylrecords #ihaveaproblem #butiwontchange

"Why does my bag always weigh so much more during the flight home?! ... Oh, right ..." - May 24, 2017 #vinylrecords #ihaveaproblem #butiwontchange

Things could be worse ... - May 23, 2017 #phdintraining #workworkwork #thisviewthough

Things could be worse ... - May 23, 2017 #phdintraining #workworkwork #thisviewthough

That fire inside - May 22, 2017 #storm #puremichigan #nofilter #lakemichigan #sunset

That fire inside - May 22, 2017 #storm #puremichigan #nofilter #lakemichigan #sunset

Today, @stuchapmanhill joined the party in Northern Michigan! - May 21, 2017 #goodtimes #greatoldies

Today, @stuchapmanhill joined the party in Northern Michigan! - May 21, 2017 #goodtimes #greatoldies

@sma753 and @vanda15 ran the Kick-Yer-Ass-paragus 5K this morning, a staple of the Empire Asparagus Festival.  Of course, the race does not begin with a firing pistol, but instead by throwing a single spear of asparagus in the air.  When the spear hits the ground, you better start runnin'. - May 20, 2017 #asparagusfestival #youonlyliveonce #whatawonderfulworld

@sma753 and @vanda15 ran the Kick-Yer-Ass-paragus 5K this morning, a staple of the Empire Asparagus Festival. Of course, the race does not begin with a firing pistol, but instead by throwing a single spear of asparagus in the air. When the spear hits the ground, you better start runnin'. - May 20, 2017 #asparagusfestival #youonlyliveonce #whatawonderfulworld

Up in northern Michigan for the #asparagusfestival ... where Right Brain Brewery brews an asparagus beer. - May 19, 2017 #lifechoices #dontknockittillyoutryit #youonlyliveonce

Up in northern Michigan for the #asparagusfestival ... where Right Brain Brewery brews an asparagus beer. - May 19, 2017 #lifechoices #dontknockittillyoutryit #youonlyliveonce

I think it's high time I went home ... - May 18, 2017 #scenesfromtheairport #flyawayhome

I think it's high time I went home ... - May 18, 2017 #scenesfromtheairport #flyawayhome

Another one bites the dust - May 17, 2017 #phdintraining #exhaustedbutworthit

Another one bites the dust - May 17, 2017 #phdintraining #exhaustedbutworthit

This little light of mine ... - May 16, 2017 #justvisiting #globes

This little light of mine ... - May 16, 2017 #justvisiting #globes

Forward - May 15, 2017 #statecapital #justvisiting

Forward - May 15, 2017 #statecapital #justvisiting

Please make sure your seat backs and tray tables are in their full upright position ... - May 14, 2017 #phdintraining #flightclub #letsgetthisshowintheair

Please make sure your seat backs and tray tables are in their full upright position ... - May 14, 2017 #phdintraining #flightclub #letsgetthisshowintheair

Although I'm in Michigan working on this dissertation, I'm thankful for technology that lets me watch my brother-in-law @camthomas143 graduate from the University of Wyoming.  Congratulations, Cameron! - May 13, 2017 #gopokes #youreabigkidnow

Although I'm in Michigan working on this dissertation, I'm thankful for technology that lets me watch my brother-in-law @camthomas143 graduate from the University of Wyoming. Congratulations, Cameron! - May 13, 2017 #gopokes #youreabigkidnow

Took a break tonight to watch @joeydosik and @vulfpeck ... I do not regret this decision. - May 12, 2017

Took a break tonight to watch @joeydosik and @vulfpeck ... I do not regret this decision. - May 12, 2017

It's a pretty lame first photo from the new camera, but ... Over the past couple of weeks, I've spent so much time transcribing interviews that I haven't seen much more than this computer screen ... I've got a pretty great system at the moment, which helped me transcribe over 4 1/2 hours of audio today (if you've ever transcribed interviews before, you know this is a pretty decent chunk)! - May 11, 2017 #phdintraining #blessedtodowhatido

It's a pretty lame first photo from the new camera, but ... Over the past couple of weeks, I've spent so much time transcribing interviews that I haven't seen much more than this computer screen ... I've got a pretty great system at the moment, which helped me transcribe over 4 1/2 hours of audio today (if you've ever transcribed interviews before, you know this is a pretty decent chunk)! - May 11, 2017 #phdintraining #blessedtodowhatido

So ...
1). This photo was taken over four years ago and it's how Shannon and I announced our engagement to friends and family ...
2). As an upgrade for my Photo of the Day posts, I purchased the same camera that was used to capture this photo (Not a camera like it, THE ACTUAL CAMERA that took this photo). Thanks, @liliedahlimaging !
- May 10, 2017 #upgrade #robliliedahlistheman

So ... 1). This photo was taken over four years ago and it's how Shannon and I announced our engagement to friends and family ... 2). As an upgrade for my Photo of the Day posts, I purchased the same camera that was used to capture this photo (Not a camera like it, THE ACTUAL CAMERA that took this photo). Thanks, @liliedahlimaging ! - May 10, 2017 #upgrade #robliliedahlistheman

Just looking through photos of this past weekend ... I must have said something silly. Very unlike me. - May 9, 2017 #friendsarethebestmedicine #missyoualready

Just looking through photos of this past weekend ... I must have said something silly. Very unlike me. - May 9, 2017 #friendsarethebestmedicine #missyoualready

And that's a wrap for the 2016-2017 RCAH Fellows! - May 8, 2017 #spartanswill #gogreen #greatexperience

And that's a wrap for the 2016-2017 RCAH Fellows! - May 8, 2017 #spartanswill #gogreen #greatexperience

On Sundays, we go to church. - May 7, 2017 #lastdayofsummervacation #backtoworktomorrow

On Sundays, we go to church. - May 7, 2017 #lastdayofsummervacation #backtoworktomorrow

After dropping my sister off at the airport, my brother, @sma753, and I decided that we should stop and play craps.  It was a fairly lucrative adventure ... - May 6, 2017 #thebestthingsinlifearefree #casino #dontspenditallinoneplace

After dropping my sister off at the airport, my brother, @sma753, and I decided that we should stop and play craps. It was a fairly lucrative adventure ... - May 6, 2017 #thebestthingsinlifearefree #casino #dontspenditallinoneplace

We did a thing! - May 5, 2017 #gogreen

We did a thing! - May 5, 2017 #gogreen

Y'all ... My brother flew in for my graduation today, which meant the world to me ... then my sister surprised me after she lied to me for many, many months!  As you can tell by my face, I just hate liars ... May 4, 2017 #liarface #icantbelieveit #surprise

Y'all ... My brother flew in for my graduation today, which meant the world to me ... then my sister surprised me after she lied to me for many, many months! As you can tell by my face, I just hate liars ... May 4, 2017 #liarface #icantbelieveit #surprise

Look at these two kids!  These are my parents, Allen and Cheryl.  I took them to the Motown Museum today and we had a great time in one of the most iconic homes in music history! - May 3, 2017 #motown #parentsdayout #goodtimes #greatoldies

Look at these two kids! These are my parents, Allen and Cheryl. I took them to the Motown Museum today and we had a great time in one of the most iconic homes in music history! - May 3, 2017 #motown #parentsdayout #goodtimes #greatoldies

I had a fantastic afternoon teaching a songwriting workshop and making music with these wonderful students at the University of Michigan-Flint!  A huge thank you to Karen Salvador for the invitation .. I had so much fun! - May 2, 2017 #songwriting #goodpeople #goodtimes #greatoldies

I had a fantastic afternoon teaching a songwriting workshop and making music with these wonderful students at the University of Michigan-Flint! A huge thank you to Karen Salvador for the invitation .. I had so much fun! - May 2, 2017 #songwriting #goodpeople #goodtimes #greatoldies

Even though I'm not graduating until Friday, my parents gave me my present today: An early 1900's Edison cylinder phonograph player owned by my grandparents!  Words cannot even BEGIN to describe how I feel about this ... I keep thinking about the many evenings where generations of my family listened to this machine, and the dreams and wonder it brought with the process ... - May 1, 2017 #phdintraining #bestgiftever #yesitworks

Even though I'm not graduating until Friday, my parents gave me my present today: An early 1900's Edison cylinder phonograph player owned by my grandparents! Words cannot even BEGIN to describe how I feel about this ... I keep thinking about the many evenings where generations of my family listened to this machine, and the dreams and wonder it brought with the process ... - May 1, 2017 #phdintraining #bestgiftever #yesitworks

Maggie (and my parents) have arrived to spend a little time in Michigan!  It's their first trip to the area and everyone is clearly excited. - April 30, 2017 #dogsofinstgram #familydog #noreallyeveryoneisexcited

Maggie (and my parents) have arrived to spend a little time in Michigan! It's their first trip to the area and everyone is clearly excited. - April 30, 2017 #dogsofinstgram #familydog #noreallyeveryoneisexcited

Tayo and I had a great afternoon killin' time and putting off the inevitable ... - April 29, 2017 #shuffleboard #causingtrouble

Tayo and I had a great afternoon killin' time and putting off the inevitable ... - April 29, 2017 #shuffleboard #causingtrouble

Throwback Friday to 20 grades ago, when first-grader Mark, his huge head, and his uneven haircut rocked a sweet polo. - April 28, 2017 #nerdalert

Throwback Friday to 20 grades ago, when first-grader Mark, his huge head, and his uneven haircut rocked a sweet polo. - April 28, 2017 #nerdalert

I'm just hanging out ... Nope, nothing about to happen here ... - April 27, 2017 #additions #endoftheroad

I'm just hanging out ... Nope, nothing about to happen here ... - April 27, 2017 #additions #endoftheroad

Scott was really gentle with Zack ... - April 26, 2017 #freshink #permanentchanges

Scott was really gentle with Zack ... - April 26, 2017 #freshink #permanentchanges

This evening, I had an RCAH poster presentation and discussed a project that I did this past year, where I examined non-participants in music  perceptions of music education programs.  This RCAH community has meant the world to me this year.  So many beautiful souls ... Here are two of the Fellows: Rob and Tayo.  I am so grateful for their and all the other RCAH Fellows' friendship. - April 25, 2017 #rcah #phdintraining #endoftheroad

This evening, I had an RCAH poster presentation and discussed a project that I did this past year, where I examined non-participants in music perceptions of music education programs. This RCAH community has meant the world to me this year. So many beautiful souls ... Here are two of the Fellows: Rob and Tayo. I am so grateful for their and all the other RCAH Fellows' friendship. - April 25, 2017 #rcah #phdintraining #endoftheroad

Observing elementary music classrooms is always fun ... and exhausting! - April 24, 2017 #phdintraining #justkeepswimming

Observing elementary music classrooms is always fun ... and exhausting! - April 24, 2017 #phdintraining #justkeepswimming

This crew will always hold a special place in my heart. It was a great weekend with these guys and the ladies who put up with us!- April 23, 2017 #theboysarebackintown #troublemakers

This crew will always hold a special place in my heart. It was a great weekend with these guys and the ladies who put up with us!- April 23, 2017 #theboysarebackintown #troublemakers

Record Store Day 2017 was a huge success! - April 22, 2016 #recordstoreday2017 #goodtimesgreatoldies

Record Store Day 2017 was a huge success! - April 22, 2016 #recordstoreday2017 #goodtimesgreatoldies

Stopping in Charlotte, NC also means meeting up with Cormac for his birthday (and his parents, Dr. Elizabeth Sullivan and the NOW DR. @sullybeard ). - April 21, 2017 #goodtimes #greatoldies #amazingfriends

Stopping in Charlotte, NC also means meeting up with Cormac for his birthday (and his parents, Dr. Elizabeth Sullivan and the NOW DR. @sullybeard ). - April 21, 2017 #goodtimes #greatoldies #amazingfriends

Lights and the ends of tunnels - April 20, 2017 #farewell #untilnexttime

Lights and the ends of tunnels - April 20, 2017 #farewell #untilnexttime

End one to start another - April 20, 2017 #thisviewtho #couldbeworse #sunset

End one to start another - April 20, 2017 #thisviewtho #couldbeworse #sunset

Line 'em up - April 18, 2017 #phdintraining #dissertation #allthedata

Line 'em up - April 18, 2017 #phdintraining #dissertation #allthedata

Out cold. Zack, his sister Rose (not pictured), and I became fast friends when I could appropriately throw their stuffed pig so they could run, retrieve, and bring it back for a repeat of the process. - April 17, 2017 #dogsofinstgram #dontmove

Out cold. Zack, his sister Rose (not pictured), and I became fast friends when I could appropriately throw their stuffed pig so they could run, retrieve, and bring it back for a repeat of the process. - April 17, 2017 #dogsofinstgram #dontmove

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