About the author

I am the author, co-author, secondary-author, ghost-author, and non-author of articles, speeches, book chapters, and even entire books! The most recent can be found at LosingMyReligions.net. Currently, I am President of One Step for Animals; previously, I was shitcanned from so many nonprofits that we can’t list them all here. Before my unfortunate encounter with activism, I was an aerospace engineer who wanted to work for NASA (to impress Carl Sagan). My hobbies include photography, almost dying, and {REDACTED}. I live in Tucson with my soulmate and reluctant editor Anne, along with the occasional snake and scorpion.

Friday, June 5, 2020

Black Codes (from the Underground)

As a failed trumpet player (although not as bad as I was at baseball; sorry on both counts, Virgil), I was in awe of Wynton Marsalis when I first heard him. He was one of the first celebrities I met in person, back in the mid-80s (below). Ellis Marsalis (his father) and Marcus Roberts (who played with Wynton for several years) was the first concert (and first "date") Anne and I went on in 1992.

Black Codes
is an incredible album that will always have a special place in my memory. 


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