Posts Tagged With: Jon Batiste

Day 3244: I love _____

I love asking people questions, so how would you fill in the blank of today’s title?

Last night, after a wonderful last day of a New York vacation, I said “I love New York” out loud as I was walking through Times Square.

I love looking on YouTube for relevant videos, so here’s an example of the “I Love New York” advertising campaign from the 1970s …

… and a 1978 version of the song from that campaign.

I love sharing my images with you in this daily blog, so here are many reasons I love New York

I love:

  • the High Line walk,
  • wonderful, talented people like Stephen Colbert and Jon Batiste,
  • delicious French food at restaurants like La Rivage, and
  • Twitter even when I’m on vacation.

I love people loving themselves more.

I love getting comments and I love ending each blog post with gratitude for YOU!

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Day 2602: Read Carefully

Who has time to read carefully these days, with all the information pouring in?

Nevertheless, I am going to read carefully before voting in the Massachusetts primary election by absentee ballot. If you read carefully, over the next few moments, you will discover that I need an absentee ballot because I’ll be attending a week-long group therapy conference in New York City the first week of March.

Read carefully when you look at my other photos from yesterday.

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If you read this daily blog carefully, you know I’ve been mourning the death of jazz keyboardist Lyle Mays all this week. Last night, when I was reading my recorded Stephen Colbert shows carefully, I noticed that keyboardist and band leader Jon Batiste was also carefully paying homage to Lyle by interjecting a musical phrase by Lyle during Stephen’s monologue:

If you read that video carefully, you’ll find the sounds of Lyle at 2:44, 4:14, 7:26, and 9:46.

Here’s “Close to Home,” the Lyle Mays composition that Jon Batiste was carefully reading and sharing.

If I read carefully, I always realize that I am not alone.

If you leave a comment, of course I will read carefully and respond.

Read carefully and you’ll see that I’m grateful for all who help me create this daily blog, including YOU.

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Day 2581: What would you wish for?

On this 2581st day of this daily blog (which is also the Lunar New Year), what would you wish for?

Would you wish for

  • health,
  • happiness,
  • love,
  • laughter,
  • life,
  • peace,
  • prosperity,
  • everyone to be happy,
  • no snow,
  • people to be nicer,
  • moments of joy,
  • universal health care,
  • a cure for cancer,
  • a salary raise,
  • no student debt,
  • mental health,
  • yoga,
  • self care,
  • safety,
  • a trip,
  • 50,000 steps a week,
  • a new label maker,
  • kindness, and/or
  • for wishes to come true?

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Would you wish for more photos from me?

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I also wish for a good birthday for myself on 02/02/2020, for great music like this

… and for comments about what you wish for.

I wish you knew how much I appreciate all those who help me create this daily blog, including YOU.

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