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One of my favorite places to read is Kaldi’s, a nice little coffeeshop on Ninth Street here in Columbia. I think they have pretty comfortable places to sit and read, and their turkey artichoke panini and pita chips are delicious. I wish I knew how they made those pita chips — just the right amount of seasoning, and great texture, crunchy yet chewy. But I digress.

Today, I decided to head to Kaldi’s to do a little comps reading,¬†and to my pleasant surprise, a little jazz quartet called the Ellipses Jazz Collective showed up. Always easily distracted, I decided to take a few photos and record some audio to put together a little audio slideshow.

Three of the musicians are MU students — Sarah Carney (sax), Annie Linders (drums/trumpet) and Lizzie Fraccia (piano). Isacc Foley (bass) is a student at Berkeley.

Lizzie said they started playing last spring to get some exposure, hoping to get some paid gigs eventually. Until then, they said, they’re pretty happy with the free coffee.

I am slitting this summer up a bit spending this first part of it in Odenton, Md., with Renee. Of course, she works during the day, which gives me a bunch of time to work on all the other things I have going on. Here’s a list of the major items on my summer to-do list:

So far, I’ve kept up with my comps reading schedule, so I’m pretty happy with that. My goal is to take the exams in September sometime.

This coming weekend, I’ll head to Boston for the International Communication Association conference. I may try to blog a bit next week about my experiences there.

In addition to the work this summer, Renee and I are planning a weekend back in Indianapolis in June, and from there, I’ll head back to CoMo for the rest of the summer.

Welcome to my new, updated (and somewhat work-in-progress) website. I was doing some work on the old site and ended up deciding to scrap the old database files and start over with a new site. Of course, my rare blogging on the old site meant that very little content was posted, so it’s not much of a loss that I am starting anew.

As before, I’m going to attempt to post here from time to time. We’ll see how it goes.