Monthly Archives: December 2015

My Hopes for the New Year

Every New Year, people make resolutions and express their hopes for the coming twelve months.  That’s deep and cultural and there is nothing wrong with it, except that the more realistic among us know that most of those hopes will … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Music as Analogue for Life

I’m reading a very interesting book at the moment; a Christmas gift.  It’s a book that speculates on the nature and occurrence of intelligent life in the universe.  Essentially, it is an examination of the Fermi paradox:  if intelligent life … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Tragicians

It occurred to me, the other day, that there was no word I could think of to describe what I believe is a very large group of people.  Artists are particularly well represented in this group (perhaps over represented), but … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Creating Time and Space

Do you know why people have trouble accessing their innate creativity?  We’re all born creative, but some lose touch with that faculty, or grow up and have a hard time reaching it.  Do you know why?  It’s basically because we … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

If you put love into the work…

If you put love into the work, it will find friends. This was a quote attributed to Vincent Van Gogh, but I can’t find confirmation of that. In any case, I think it’s true. Even if it isn’t true, can … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Bringing Your “A” Game to Collaborations

There is an unconscionably cruel joke which asks, “Was Ringo Starr the best drummer in the world?” to which the riposte is, “The world?  He wasn’t even the best drummer in the Beatles!” For those that aren’t aware, it’s a … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Regaining Focus

One of the well-known and oft-documented side effects of dealing with the loss of close family members is loss of mental focus.  You just can’t get it together to read anything or make anything.  In fact, your risk of accidents … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments