Acoustic Music, Baseball, Random DJB Thoughts
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Summer Saturdays

Erin's Fiddle

As summer Saturdays go, this was a pretty good one.

First of all, I’m focused on moving things off my desk so that both my head AND office are cleared to begin vacation on Monday.  So I went into work this morning.  That may not sound like fun on a summer day, but if no one’s around and you can put on the Bluegrass Instrumentals playlist off the iTunes site and crank up the sound, it makes for a great setting for getting things done.

I didn’t stay too long, however, as I wanted to catch the championship game of the Cal Ripken, Sr. Baseball League, featuring the Bethesda Big Train.  My colleague at work (and fellow baseball enthusiast) Dolores and her son Noah joined me at Povich Field where – after the strangest “sun downpour” (this was more than a shower) – the Big Train played a stellar game and beat the Maryland Redbirds 7-0. to cap a 31-10 season with both the regular season and playoff titles.  The Big Train pitcher had a perfect game through 5 and 2/3’s innings and was unhittable all afternoon.

It was nice being outside with friends, but it was good to return to the air conditioning, where I’m now listening to some hot fiddle/guitar swing jazz from the 2009 Takoma Park Jazz Fest by an amazing young fiddler named Casey Driscoll and guitarist/mandolinist Danny Knicely.  If you get a chance to catch either one, I recommend it. Terrific stuff – only sorry I missed it live at the Takoma Park Jazz Fest.

More to come…


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I am David J. Brown (hence the DJB) and I originally created this personal blog more than ten years ago as a way to capture photos and memories from a family vacation. After the trip was over I simply continued writing. Over the years the blog has changed to have a more definite focus aligned with my interest in places that matter, reading well, roots music, and more. My professional background is as a national nonprofit leader with a four-decade record of growing and strengthening organizations at local, state, and national levels. This work has been driven by my passion for connecting people in thriving, sustainable, and vibrant communities.

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