A ‘Borg and a Baritone #6: “Home”

January 6th was the first of the 2019 calendar year, and the 4th of the season. Unfortunately, a case of pneumonia kept me home for it. I'm almost back to normal, over a week after breathing was exiled from the lungs. I learned that we got the Opener for our show; a thanks to fellow … Continue reading A ‘Borg and a Baritone #6: “Home”

A Look Back to 2018… A Look Ahead to 2019

I made a few resolutions/wishes for 2018. This is how I did with them: 1. Get down to 230 pounds, by April 1st; get to 215 pounds, by Halloween. Regardless of the final numbers, this felt like a success. Going strictly by weight and time, it was a partial success: I got under 230 lbs. … Continue reading A Look Back to 2018… A Look Ahead to 2019

Tales from the TARCside: “New Fare System, New Website!”

Starting on January 7th, TARC is finally implementing its new smart card-based fare system, called "MyTARC Smart Card". MyTARC is a card where you can load a certain amount of cash onto the card and pay for your bus fare via a swipe or tap on the new fare boxes. Bus fare is not increasing; … Continue reading Tales from the TARCside: “New Fare System, New Website!”

A ‘Borg and a Baritone #5: “Camp #3”

Monday, 12/17, 8:30 AM Camp 3 is in the books! We got our first taste of the show music, got a very big visit, and I even saved a few pennies! I made the trip to Cincinnati via Greyhound Bus again. The bus was nearly 2 hours late, but made the drive in about 70 … Continue reading A ‘Borg and a Baritone #5: “Camp #3”

A ‘Borg and a Baritone #4: Knights, Brass, and Tradition – Oh, My!

Saturday, December 8th, 10:37 PM I've been pretty fortunate, when it comes to participating in Drum & Bugle Corps, although my path hasn't exactly been a 'traditional' one.    First Tryout: 2000 Phantom Regiment I made my first solo trip out of the Louisville area in the late Fall of 1999, to travel to Rockford, … Continue reading A ‘Borg and a Baritone #4: Knights, Brass, and Tradition – Oh, My!

A ‘Borg and a Baritone #3: “2nd Camp”

Monday, 12/3 8:50 AM This was the 2nd camp for the Cincinnati Tradition Drum and Bugle Corps, an all-age marching group. It was an even better camp for me, despite the efforts of Cincinnati's Metro buses and my bank account! 😉 Saturday, 12/1 The early CT camps are on Sundays, roughly 9 AM - 6 … Continue reading A ‘Borg and a Baritone #3: “2nd Camp”

A ‘Borg and a Baritone #2: “The Journey Begins!”

I am a member of the Cincinnati Tradition Drum and Bugle Corps!! After a stop at a Circle K to buy lunch, I Ubered to the rehearsal site, a few miles from my hotel. I checked in, paid Camp Fees, signed paperwork... and ran into a familiar face in Assistant Corps Director, Andrea Meyer. She … Continue reading A ‘Borg and a Baritone #2: “The Journey Begins!”