I am beyond blessed to be working with people that are better than me, because that is how I get better at what I do. For those who are not familiar with the personnel on this track, [at least for me] it is worth sharing:
Hopefully, you can listen to this track and feel the same excitement that we all had doing this.
It was such a blast to record these tracks with Alex Brown, who was one of the backing vocalists for Stevie Wonder's backing band "Wonderlove" in the 70s and 80s, and for Elton John's Reg Strikes Back tour in 1988.
I am very sad to say that my best friend and music colleague, Grammy-winning cellist David Darling, passed away. You can read about our story here. I wrote tracks 1 and 7 and provided compositional revisions to the remainder of the tracks for his album Homage to Kindness. It was nominated for a Grammy award for "Best New Age" album in 2020.
In this pilot episode of a new series I created that stemmed from the COVID-19 disease, I explain how to teach a form of writing called "blogging." My educational series teaches students how to communicate effectively on the web, and teaches educators how to foster those skills through the use of digital literacy skills. Visit the store to purchase this series.
Alongside my colleagues Gail Lavielle, Themis Klarides and many other prominent state political figures, we led the statewide reform movement against school regionalization. Before the anticipated hearing at the state capitol in March 2019, the Senate and House Republicans gave a press conference that was broadcasted on all the major cable television channels. I spoke at the press conference. The reform movement picked up quickly, and was covered by all state news outlets and newspapers. It was the hottest topic of the year in state politics.
I was able to land quotes and features in WFBS Eyewitness News, Good Morning Wilton, Yankee Institute, The News-Times, Republican American, and the Hartford Courant. My op-ed piece on this effort was also published in the Connecticut Mirror. I was proud to be one of the key leaders in this fight that led to the bill dying inside the Capitol. I am proud of the friendships that I made along the process.
To watch the entire press conference in its entirety, click here.