Ladies & Gentleman, Please Welcome Mr. Billy Taylor!

I can hear you thinking: This video is totally off topic. It has no bearing whatsoever on the future of the National Geographic Society or on your so-called “blueprint for journalism.”

I can also hear Dan Conover saying: “There are no unrelated topics.”

In any case, what better way to start off the week than with some music from jazz great Billy Taylor:

  • No reason other than sheer beauty and uplift of this piece is needed! Thanks for the post.

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  • No reason other than sheer beauty and uplift of this piece is needed! Thanks for the post.

    • Thanks, Greg. … BTW: You’re the winner of some as-yet-to-be-determined prize for being the first person ever to comment on a post here at Society Matters. Congratulations! We’re thinking of presenting you with a complimentary Society Matters coffee mug. Or an invitation to join our Advisory Board at our winter meeting in Barbados (a gathering wholly dependent on a massive funding windfall). Or maybe dinner with the proprietor of the famed Enchildas Blog? 🙂 … Hope all is well w/you & everyone else @ NGS.

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