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Boys Play, Men Fight – Part II

The Composition Process In my last post about the Al Mendez tribute concert, I said I would write a separate post about the composition I wrote specifically for the concert. When Roger asked me what I would like to perform … Continue reading

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Boys Play, Men Fight – Part I

Jazz Unlimited – Al Mendez Tribute Concert Last week, Pearl and I traveled to my home town of El Paso, Texas, to participate in a jazz band concert honoring my high school band director, Al Mendez. El Paso’s Jazz Unlimited … Continue reading

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My Literacy Story

This is a story I was going to send to Jacqui Sutton privately, but then I realized that other people may enjoy reading it. It’s not something I talk about much, and most people would probably never know this about … Continue reading

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Almost Time to Slow Down

One Year Ago It was about this time last year that Pearl and I took a trip to El Paso for the Andress High School 50th anniversary celebration. We took the opportunity to revisit some of my old haunts and … Continue reading

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Life Builders: Michelle Ortega

Michelle Ortega – My Sister Today for my Life Builders Series I want to spend some time writing about my sister, Michelle. The Life Builders Series is a collection of articles through which I acknowledge those people who have contributed … Continue reading

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Life Builders: Jawn Glass

This life builders series is expected to be an ongoing acknowledgement of the people who contributed to my life. I am splitting them into three categories: family, mentors and friends. Jawn is from that third category. Jawn Glass and Friendly … Continue reading

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Life Builders: Gerald Lewis

My Little Brother with a Big Heart Gerald is the youngest of my three siblings. He’s my little brother but he has been bigger than me in so many different ways since about the time he graduated from Andress High … Continue reading

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