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The Monotony of Politically Correct Art/Music

Setting out to create politically correct art and music. I’ve heard a bit more discussion about political correctness come up in the news lately. (Definitions are found at the end of this blog). The former Bruce Jenner and the “Black … Continue reading

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What should we do with talent?

Where does talent come from?   I won’t try to pull a fast one on my readers or string them along with scientific studies (though many are interesting). I can only say,“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from … Continue reading

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Wrapping up Christmas and Scoring Big in 2014

Do you remember the day-after-Christmas as a child? It can be a big let down. As a child I probably got everything on my list. I didn’t want anything more, yet the let-down feeling was there. Why? Looking back, it … Continue reading

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How Does One meet A Day of Infamy? A Study in Contrast.

FDR said we will always remember this day as a day of infamy. The attack on Pearl Harbor was brutal, almost entirely unexpected and it roused the “sleeping giant.” The Great Depression and WW2 made the 50’s so much sweeter. … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving

What IS Thanksgiving? Today, in the midst of baking rolls and pies, it is good to to rest the feet and reflect on what Thanksgiving means. Of course, we can say we’re thankful for family, friends, our freedoms as US … Continue reading

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Wedding Blues Pianist

Wedding Blues A couple of blogs back I challenged musicians to be prepared so opportunities can be seized. Playing for funerals is easy. They generally start on time, and as long as you can play soothing music – you’re home … Continue reading

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Do more with Chords, Time & What to practice

Using Chords Differently in Improvisation. It’s the last day of February and I left my readers in Impro Limbo. So check out the next step in my Improvisation pages. Time and responsibility A dear friend of mine, Sandy, lost her … Continue reading

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How Do You Open A Closed Mind?

Art Supplies I’m getting excited about painting. I used all my Christmas and B-day gifts to buy some materials. Since I’m usually house bound, I shop online. It’s hard finding what I need in the Wichita area anyway, so I … Continue reading

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Politics, the National Endowment of the Arts & the Challenge

January 5, 2011 GOALS Well, Christmas is over, the bowl games just about done (Ouch to the Big 12!) and most of us are fat and unhappy. Unfortunately my husband and I had the stomach flu and I went through … Continue reading

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