Monthly Archives: March 2015

Life Support

Suppose you’re a chef.  You learn to make very good meals, of all varieties, over the course of a working lifetime.  You can prepare superb entrees, main courses, deserts, pastries – you name it.  You can cook in a variety … Continue reading

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Putting the Passion In

I saw something very interesting on twitter, the other day.  It was a video, posted by an accomplished cello player.  It was interesting because of what it stood for. The popular “Game of Thrones” series, made by HBO, has a … Continue reading

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Puzzles and Works of Art

I dislike puzzles. That seems a bit surly, doesn’t it?  Bright people are supposed to enjoy puzzles.  Everybody assumes that if you’re bright enough to be in Mensa, there is nothing you love more than to solve puzzles.  Even Mensa … Continue reading

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Resolution and Gestalt

I’ve been watching painters paint for some time now.  You can observe some interesting and seemingly strange behaviours, when you do this.  There are two particular habits I have observed which almost always sabotage the painting and leave the artist … Continue reading

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When Should You Add the Vocals?

A lot of music producers, me included, have a very bad habit. It’s our shameful, guilty secret, but it’s time we confessed to it and mended our ways.  What is this dreadful habit we share? If you’re like most music … Continue reading

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Nurturing Mind Fruit

The fruits of your mind are actually your most valuable assets. Don’t believe me?  Try going through life without them.  You can have all the money, riches and land you want, but not a single valuable idea.  How do you … Continue reading

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A Modern Interpretation of “Useful Work versus Useless Toil”

The book, “Useful Work versus Useless Toil”, was written in 1884, by the illustrious William Morris; at least three years before the first Arts and Crafts exhibitions were proposed and long before there was such a thing as an “Arts … Continue reading

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