Author Archives: Justin Reusch

My 2018 Musical Picks

As I have done for many years now, I’ve assembled my top 100 songs of the year (other than last year’s failure, in which I only had a few over 50). This year, I’m back, with a full 100 songs. There are some good ones in here! While these songs were mostly released in the […]

Happy Holidays!

Dear family and friends, What a year! This year brought us a new member to our family. Our daughter, Lily Mae was born on July 14. We love her so much. She just keeps getting cuter and cuter as the days go by. We are enjoying our first holiday season with her and looking forward […]

Announcing… Berry!

That’s right… We’re expecting! Hằng and I are really excited to announce the newest member of our family, and his/her name is… Berry! Well, for now anyway. Berry is his/her “tummy-name,” which will serve as a stand-in until Berry is born. We’ve had a few official doctor visits and Berry is looking strong. Berry is due […]

My 2017 Musical Picks

Usually, I build a list of the top 100 songs I discovered that year. 2017 wasn’t a good year for that list. The music I did discover in 2017 was great, but there wasn’t enough of it. I only scraped together 52 songs this year. So, only a bit over halfway to my goal. My […]

Happy Holidays!

Dear family and friends, As another year comes to a close, Hang and I want to send a quick word out to those we care about and wish you the best. We’ve had a great year, with a few trips including back to Austin and to Maine. Apart from our trips, life has been good […]

My 2016 Playlist

Every year, my brother and I share our list of top 100 songs discovered each year. My 2016 playlist is now ready on Spotify. Here is the link: Best of 2016 – My top 100 songs of the year. A bit about how it works… Every year, as I discover (or rediscover) a song I like, I add […]

Top Albums of 2016

Several years ago, inspired by Sound Opinions, I decided to start the tradition of making a yearly list of my favorite albums released that year (give or take a little bit). Here is my third annual list for 2016. Honorable Mentions AKA, a list of really solid albums that (also) should have made the top […]

Happy Holidays 2016!

Family and friends, Holiday greetings from Northwest Arkansas! 2016 has been a big year for Hang and I. It started with our new marriage. We were married on the last day of 2015 and started the New Year as husband and wife. We spent the first few months of the year figuring out how to […]

Post-Election Thoughts

With Obama, came the promise of an America that stood for the beauty of its diversity and multi-culturalism. Obama sent a message to the world that America was black… and white… and so many other things at once. Obama represented a world where our strength came from of the variety of our roots. The disheartening truth […]

Happy Birthday USA!

I am very proud to be an American on the day we celebrate the 240th birthday of the United States of America. This statement is not uncomplicated. The United States of America is a great country, full of prosperity and opportunity. Yet, our prosperity and opportunity aren’t universally shared by all of our citizens and […]