This does not suggest any enthusiasm – not even for recovery. Part of depression is being willing to take on anything – even the misery of others – in an effort to fill the void with something other than deep, dull pain. Continue reading
A simple gift for your holiday … Continue reading
It has been four years – Continue reading
Walt Kelly was the author and artist behind the Pogo comic strip, which ran from 1948 to 1975 – and which blasted American behavior and attitude related to everything from littering to politics (sometimes interchangeably).
Perhaps even more than this, Kelly was also known for rewriting Christmas carols. Continue reading
In my composition classes, I taught that if you are interested in thinking outside the box – if you strive to stretch or break the rules – you must first master the box. It’s my simplistic notion based on observations that some of the most innovative musicians were first classically (or at least formally) trained. This mastery is the foundation from which they can reach for more. Continue reading