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What Fathers Do

LOVE STORY (Taylor Swift) meets VIVA LA VIDA (Coldplay)
Hi...Jon Schmidt here. This arrangement is dedicated to Sarah, my 7 year old daughter who loves the song Love Story by Taylor Swift. Because of a common rhythm element between the tunes, I decided I could mish/mash the two. My great friend Steven Sharp Nelson (cello percussion) really makes this tune.
Listening to the story behind this arrangement, inspired by a father's feelings for his daughter, reminded me of the host we've got lined up for Blawg Review #217.

Tom Colson, a patent attorney and CEO of, is hosting the next Blawg Review, #217, on Securing Innovation, on Fathers' Day. Tom has three wonderful little girls I've had the pleasure of meeting over family dinner. He's an amazing father, fully engaged in the lives of his daughters, and I'm happy he agreed to host a special Blawg Review for Fathers' Day.

Tom is asking followers of Blawg Review (those who are fathers, and those who want to honor their fathers) to email their photos to to add to Blawg Review #217 to illustrate the theme of Fathers' Day.

It's going to be a lot of work to put this presentation together in time for Fathers' Day -- mission impossible if we don't pitch in -- so let's all help make this special. Please send in your photos sooner than later, so we can help Tom get things together in good time and not at the last minute. It's Fathers' Day, after all, and you know what that means -- we'll all have important things on our minds. Call it work/life balance, if you will. Life's more important, but we've got to get the work done, professionally.