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In the last installment on songwriting I wrote about how ‘Hooks & Phrases’ can be the foundation of making a great song. The next ..
We've all heard of 'Bragging Rights' where we pompously expound on what our personal skills have wrought. Well, I'd li..
Future Skills For Success
This is the listing from the World Economic Forum 2017. It is their list of the top 10 most demanded skills by companies comparing them fr..
Kaepernick Protest Misguided
Colin Kaepernick’s grievance filed against the NFL is as misguided as his taking a knee during the national anthem. The former 49ers quart..
Canyon Fire 2 in North Orange County, CA
It has been so sad to see the devastation brought by the second fire to sweep through north Orange County, California, in less than a mont..
Donald Trump Makes You Wonder
Back when I was making the majority of my income through composing, arranging and performing music, my goal was to make the listener happy..
Santa Rosa Plateau
My daughter and I traveled out to the Santa Rosa Plateau this past weekend. What a great time we had! Just getting to spend half of the da..
I've just come from having an MRI of my right shoulder; an encounter so close that even though I don’t suffer from claustrophobia, was..
Can We All Get Along?
I keep hearing colleagues and others ask, “Why can’t we all just get along!” It brings back memories of Rodney King, a Los Angeles-based t..
My Doctors' First Names
At 58, I'm realizing a disconcerting fact. The older I get, them more I am on a first-name basis with all my medical providers. The..
Walter Becker Passes
Walter Becker, guitarist, bassist and co-writer for the musically erudite, dark-humored band Steely Dan has died at the age of 67. No caus..
Backed Into a Corner? Be Creative!
Something magical can happen when we fell backed into a corner with no way out. Unfortunately what happens all too often is we begin to pa..
When Character Really Counts
All of us encounter what I’ve heard described as the “piles” of life. Those times of heavy burden when we wonder if we’ll ever be free of ..
Qi Gong – Going Deeper Spiritually
In my first blog on Qi Gong (pronounced: chi gung), I talked about its ability to reduce and even alleviate stress. But as in most eastern..
Qi Gong the Great Reliever
Life is stressful, and it appears that it’s getting worse instead of better. Each of us has our own list of items in our lives that produc..
Baseball Home Run Heat
The temperature is not the only thing getting hot this summer. Hitters in baseball are getting hot as well. Batters in what truly used to ..
U.S. Supreme Court Backs Trump—Mostly!
The U.S. Supreme Court has overturned the lower court’s ruling on Donald Trump’s travel ban on travelers from six countries. The Trump adm..
Too Many Chefs in Financial Overhaul?
Responding to President Trump’s call for a complete overhaul of the nation’s financial regulatory structure, several U.S. financial instit..
Trump Bleating About Comey Firing Probe
President Donald Trump confirmed, in yet more annoying tweets, that he is being investigated for firing FBI Director James Comey by “the ma..
The ISIS leader, Al-Baghdadi, hasn't been heard from since November 2016 when he sent a message urging ISIS fighters to hold their grou..
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