My Brothers, Teachers (007)

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These guys taught me everything from how to drive to how to recognize a I-IV-V chord progression in a song. The weekend before Thanksgiving, I sat down with my older brothers, John, a trial attorney (right), and Gregory, a firefighter (center), to talk about learning and music. From them I learned as a boy that the characters on M*A*S*H have distinctive traits that might be played up or down in a given episode, and more recently how to gut and remodel the pink and black tile bathroom in Robyn's and my 1951 home.

This episode drops on November 29th, 2017, which is, as it happens, John's 50th birthday. Maybe this explains why some brotherly discourse on parenting high school students and what's different about learning music descended periodically into roasting the eldest brother. All love, my man! Happy birthday.

It's not just that John and Greg taught me lots of discrete things. They were models of how and who to be. Part of how they did that was during conversations not all that different from the one curated in this 36-minute episode. If you dig it as much as I did, we'll bring them back in Season 2 to talk about how we grow interested in what we open ourselves up to. Lemme know. 

The ad hoc studio afforded this episode by Dognanny, an urban oasis offering unusually perfect pet care. 

The ad hoc studio afforded this episode by Dognanny, an urban oasis offering unusually perfect pet care. 

Greg's bathroom mirror, with material to be memorized for Buffalo Fire Department examinations

Greg's bathroom mirror, with material to be memorized for Buffalo Fire Department examinations

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