Wednesday, February 19, 2014

An Open Letter to Sprint

To +Sprint:

I received an email from your office this week:

The email was generated in response to me transferring my Sprint phone number to +T-Mobile service, thus triggering the end of my Sprint contract. Let me explain why I made that decision.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Dismissed Without Prejudice

My practice aids
Last week, I participated in the preliminary round of auditions for the bass trombone position with the Kansas City Symphony. This is an entry about that process. All thoughts and accounts are mine alone, the Symphony had no input or responsibility for any of the content herein.

And let me spoil the result up front: I didn't win. In the legal parlance, I was "dismissed without prejudice," meaning there was nothing wrong with the fundamentals of my case. I'm free to bring the same suit again, if I can structure it in a tighter fashion.

With that essential information out of the way, let's dive in.

Wednesday, February 05, 2014


This evening, I rented a computer-animated movie ON my cell phone using funds I earned WITH my cell phone. I rented it from my phone and sent it to my TV in a wireless fashion. It took about 30 seconds and I was watching the opening credits by 35 seconds.

No wonder Blockbuster went out of business.