All posts by Rik Jones

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Before Its Gone

I had the amazing opportunity to visit the Apple Campus this past weekend. It was an amazing experience to see where the products I enjoy so much are created and designed.

I even got to walk around a bit, visit the cafeteria and enjoy some gelato while sitting outside just steps from where Coldplay performed their tribute performance after the passing of Steve Jobs.

I was surrounded by history even though I think it was somewhat lost on the employees scurrying around. The most significant thought I had was on the way back east at the end of the day. In a matter of a couple of years, it would all be somewhat overshadowed by the new “Mothership” Campus currently being constructed a couple of miles away.

At leas I can now say I visited the original dream factory.

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Our Obligation To Pass On

I feel one of the obligations as a parent is to introduce our kids to the music of our parents. The same music we grew up with.

For me it was the soul classics of Marvin Gaye, Al Greene, Aretha, Smokey Robinson, Temptations and many more.

Tonight is one of those times as I sit here on the couch with baby girl listening to Pandora’s Classic Soul channel and just doing nothing but listening.

I find myself on the verge of saying something “Old Head” like “This is when music was music!” wondering if she just thinks I’m just being annoying. But then I catch her head grooving just a little as Bill Whithers lays down some “Ain’t no Sunshine.”.

I smile to myself as I know, even if she doesn’t that she felt the hook. And that’s why I’m easy like Sunday morning! (Commodores).

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In Focus

I think this is going to be a mash-up of things that I find interesting, annoying or even down right meaningless. If that is your thing good. If not, don’t say you haven’t been warned.

Seriously I love Photography and things that make me laugh. So that I promise to share.