July 15, 2012 7:40pm

A flower in the plaza of the hotel I just checked out of in Houston. Next stop: the Rio Grande Valley. (Taken with Instagram) … [Read more...]

July 4, 2012 4:45pm

Happy Birthday, “Baby” Gabe! Today we’re celebrating our youngest son’s golden birthday — turning four on the fourth. (Taken with Instagram) … [Read more...]

July 1, 2012 6:04am

Here’s The Bad Plus with Joshua Redman before their epic show at the Twin Cities Jazz Festival. It went almost an hour and a half, with two encores. I got the whole thing recorded on my handy Zoom3 and will post it here (via YouTube) very soon. I suggest you find an hour and a half to listen to the whole thing. (Taken with Instagram) … [Read more...]

June 30, 2012 9:44pm

Francisco Mela, playing at the Twin Cities Jazz Festival. (Taken with Instagram)Tonight I’ll go back and see The Bad Plus, plus Josh Redman. I plan on recording most, if not all, of their set and posting it here. Stay tuned. … [Read more...]

June 28, 2012 8:37pm

Catholic art is simple: art — beautiful art — created by a Catholic artist; nothing more, nothing less. Today I took this photo of a striking piece of Catholic art in a small bookshop in Alexandria, MN (where I also bought Leavings, a collection of poetry by the always unobjectionable Wendell Berry).Above: “How to Meditate,” by Jack Kerouac — a Catholic. (Taken with Instagram) … [Read more...]

June 25, 2012 4:47pm

Stage shot from yesterday’s show. (Taken with Instagram) … [Read more...]

June 23, 2012 7:40pm

Titles and song order for my new, forthcoming album, “Late to Love.” (Taken with Instagram) … [Read more...]

June 21, 2012 7:10pm

My Twin Cities workspace, featuring: mini Mac, Sonny Rollins (East Broadway Run Down), The Fugees (The Score), The Roots (How I Got Over), Walgreen’s “Sudafed,” Catechism of the Catholic Church, Augustine’s Confessions, Husserl’s Ideas, Paris Review, Moleskine, diary (made by Daro Pohl), Parker fountain pen, coffee, and a working draft of my new, forthcoming book “Liturgy as Mystagogy.” (Taken with Instagram) … [Read more...]

June 20, 2012 5:11am

Mexicansoulmusique Machinery (Taken with Instagram) … [Read more...]

June 19, 2012 9:43pm

Bernard Lonergan, from “Understanding and Being” (Taken with Instagram) … [Read more...]