I don’t know to what culture to attribute this, but here’s a proverb: “The only worthwhile words are ones that improve upon the silence.” It is difficult to be cogent in one’s communications, no matter verbal or written. My mother taught me at an early age the “lost art” of proofreading book reports in my primary school days. She helped me on my initial report … Continue reading Allowing the Silence to Speak
Every January 1st, we in my family remember my father, affectionately known throughout the family as “ Uncle Joe”. He passed on a New Year’s Day, and grabbing joy from the jaws of sadness, what better way to remember him as the first rays of the New Year sun begin to spread across the planet. As we who loved “Uncle Joe” remember , among his … Continue reading A mi’ patri
For the last few years I have come to dread the Christmas holidays, but not for the usual cliché reasons. It is my aversion to watching the usual Christmastime television movie “favorites” when everyone suggested we turn on the set and watch. I always do, but find myself getting unusually emotional. I tear up, my nose gets stuffy, and as result, I’d find myself … Continue reading A Light Shines in the Darkness
It was a sad experience when I decided to use the gift I have inside to create and offer music to the world and to turn it into an occupation (albeit a pleasant one). I learned the lay of the land pretty quickly, although I decided to reside in it for years … the problem was a simple one. If a musician/band did not play recognizable … Continue reading Who Shapes Our Culture’s Tastes?