Deep Thoughts ;)

Well, at least sort of deep.

Summer Hours

I live in a nice neighborhood. Lots of trees, a creek, hilly, in the summer you can’t see your neighbors. Like a lot of neighborhoods we have a mailing list to keep everyone in touch. There’s the usual lost dogs, requests for cooking ingredients, items needing new homes, etc. And, as in other places, Covid-19 …

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The Age of Aquarius?

Was reminded of this song this morning: Which got me wondering if we were there yet. Hmmm, looks like you can take your pick – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Age_of_Aquarius Although if this IS the Age of Aquarius then I’m afraid that this interpretation listed (among others) in Wikipedia is probably the correct one: Proponents of medieval astrology suggest that …

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Questions

What do those who struggle against power do when they seize power? What does the revolutionary do when the revolution triumphs? Why do those who call for independence and freedom take away the independence and freedom of others? And is it sane or insane to believe, as so many around us apparently do, in nothing? …

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It Is My Firm Belief

That anyone considering a career as a soloist be required, as part of their musical training, to spend, at minimum, a full year accompanying others. The whole range – from young beginners playing their first “Twinkle” recital to the most picky and demanding diva.

The Source of Wisdom

“The source of wisdom is whatever is going to happen to us today.   The source of wisdom is whatever is happening to us right at this very instant.”                                       – Pema Chodron

A Mantra for Teachers

This, approximately quoted from Gene Medler, founder and artistic director of the North Carolina Youth Tap Ensemble: How I teach: 1.) Teach them everything you know. 2.) Open every door you possibly can for them. 3.) Get out of their way. Congratulations to Gene and NCYTE on your 30th anniversary!