sound strategies.

Our wise words of the week come from 1960s and 70s tennis standout, Arthur Ashe, who scaled race and socioeconomic barriers, winning the respect of the sport’s then mostly white fans, as well as three Grand Slam titles. For a great read, check out his biography Days of Grace. The no-nonsense quotes below give insight to the man and to his fundamentally sound, simple approach to the game.

“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.”

“You’ve got to get to the stage in life where going for it is more important than winning or losing.”

‘mek’ ya swoon.

Below are a handful of photos from last Wednesday’s acoustic set from the Bay Area’s ‘MEKLIT’ HADERO, taken at Balch Auditorium at Scripps College in Claremont, CA. She mesmerized the intimate but enthusiastic crowd with an aurally stripped-down acoustic trio set, featuring only guitar, upright bass, and percussion. Meklit’s fine repertoire of jazz, soul and pop blend with East African sensibilities, thanks to her Ethiopian-American heritage. I bought two of her albums on cd, shown below. Cop ’em and let your friends know!





Meklit album 2

Meklit album 1