During the pandemic

In the past year, I have recorded 4 albums of original music. The two latest are in this little blurb. You can follow my music as a podcast while it’s being created. Subscribe to Randulo’s Visions on your favorite podcast app.

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Child’s Play (2021)

This is the latest music, created in the past few months. Nodding towards jazz, fusion, blues, funk it’s my feeling of the time. Lots of saxophone, guitar and some voice. One oddity is a song written in 1993, the title tune, Child’s Play, a vocal which happens to be in an odd time signature and features a Yamaha YDS-150 digital sax synth.

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Here’s her answer

Thank you for writing to express your support for the United States Postal Service (USPS). I appreciate hearing from you, and I welcome the opportunity to respond.

According to recent financial projections from USPS leadership, without additional resources, the Postal Service may have to reduce or completely discontinue its services due to increased costs, decreased revenue, and other burdens related to the coronavirus pandemic. I share your commitment to ensuring the Postal Service can continue to serve the millions of Americans who rely on its services to receive their medicine, pay bills, collect social security benefits, cast their ballots, and…

Call for positive action

The current world vibe on the airwaves, online and in print is following the same pattern, day after day.

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Bad news, blaming and blustering. Right or left, the signal-to-noise ratio is getting to the point where we can’t hear the actual message, which is

“Live long and prosper”

Mental health must be at an absolute low, depression running higher than it has for decades. I can only base my comments on people I’ve known personally for years. I know them well. They are intelligent, cultured and affable. They’re not rich. They are mostly creative, although some of them aren’t producing much these days. …

Chief executive position opening

Starting January 2021
Location: Washington, D.C. (with some travel)

Qualifications: The successful candidate will exhibit the following qualities:

  • Be an American citizen in good standing, not less than 35 years of age
  • A knowledge of American law and the United States Constitution as well as notions of geography, world history and finance
  • Motivation to absorb the complex structures and protocols of security and diplomacy not known to the general public and a general intellectual curiosity for everything involved in being a strong world leader
  • A history of building good relationships and working as a team
  • Ability to assemble a stable…

Apéritifs en lockdown

Forward a few months to July 17, 2020

We’ve done several of these in addition to my regular geek groups that have been meeting for 8 years on live video every week. We’re beginning to see “Zoom fatigue”, as everyone has had time to do this a few times. Truth be told, though, things are coming back to crisis level and it might be a good idea to set up regular social meetings and stay home as much as possible.

Original article from March 21st, 2020

It’s been official for days: we are in a pandemic. Slowly, most governments have issued order limiting all outings and…

Tribalism helped us survive; Now it’s in our way

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Disclaimer: I’m an ordinary human. I am not a sociologist or psychologist. I don’t even have a college diploma. My only credentials reside in over a half-century of observation as an adult. If that’s not good enough, feel free to move on.

We all belong to tribes. Humans have assembled in tribes since the first walked erect. We did it for the common good, for safety, for food gathering and shelter building. There was strength in numbers, and there still is. Unfortunately, the united force is not used for most of the reasons just given. Today’s tribes tend to be…

Must be a miscalculation, I felt no jubilation

Randulo

Retired recording, touring musician, lousy coder, 1990 Internet agency founder, podcaster since 2006, learning saxophone in 2018.

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