Author Archives: richarddole

About richarddole

Professional trombone player in the Indianapolis area. I play, I teach and I run! Currently adding 'baby wrassler' to my resume!

Finding The Groove

As a stay at home dad, loving husband, and freelance musician, my schedule is anything but steady and predictable! Many days (or weeks…) can go by without making much progress on the goals I have set out for myself. Days … Continue reading

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Growth is Good

Growth comes in many forms. Sometimes I consider getting a load of laundry complete as a victory, which leads to growth in some fashion! Anytime we can get a check in the ‘WIN’ column, is growth. The past few months … Continue reading

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Stay At Home Dad: Part 2

A year ago, heck, 4 months ago, I would have no answer to the question: “How do you entertain a baby?” Maybe I would have answered, ‘Why do babies need to be entertained? Do they lead such stressful lives that … Continue reading

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Reading, Reading, Ready, and READ!!

OK. I’ve been reading a lot lately. I admit it and I’m okay with it. I recently asked people to post on my Facebook page books they enjoyed reading in 2014 and I got plenty of new stuff to stack … Continue reading

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Resolutions: Professional Edition 2015

Okay, I know I kind of poo-pooed the idea of resolutions, but in the spirit of trying to make 2015 better than 2014 (I don’t know HOW that could happen), here are a few resolutions I could improve upon in … Continue reading

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Stay At Home Dad: Part 1.5

So far so good! Baby is happy and we had a lot of fun finding our toes, dancing to Duke Ellington and Johnny Hodges, and playing with a crinkly lion toy. I read the majority of the Isaac Asimov novel … Continue reading

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Stay At Home Dad: Part 1

This morning, January 5th, began my stint as a full-time ‘stay-at-home-dad’. I can’t be happier about this moment! As a freelance trombone player, my schedule allows me the privilege to be able to stay home and take care of my … Continue reading

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