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Composing is Like Alligator Wrestling

Composing is Like Alligator Wrestling I've been composing during this slow month of December. Does that sound glamorous? Maybe so, and I don't want to minimize the ecstasy that happens when a piece is started or when a piece is finished. But ohhhhh that middle part. That part that [...]

Want To Change the World or Your Profession? [Inspiration Point]

Trying something new as a teacher, composer, artist, or entrepreneur? I love this beautiful wisdom from Machiavelli: And it ought to be remembered that there is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct, or more uncertain in its success, than to take the lead in the [...]

By |2013-03-07T18:22:43-06:00February 25th, 2013|[Inspiration Point], Creativity, Inspiration|0 Comments

Sacred Places [Inspiration Point]

There are no words necessary for this thing of beauty and inspiration. i Make a place to sit down. Sit down. Be quiet. You must depend upon affection, reading, knowledge, skill—more of each than you have—inspiration, work, growing older, patience, for patience joins time to eternity. Any readers who like [...]

By |2013-03-05T22:45:40-06:00February 14th, 2013|[Inspiration Point], Creativity, Inspiration|1 Comment

Spiritus Mundi

Here is a poem by Kansan Amy Fleury that I am currently mulling over and is this weeks' featured Inspiration Point.   Spiritus Mundi Listen around to the long sentence the land is saying, to the wind rumoring through the aggregate of grasses.   Hear the soft explosions of all [...]

By |2016-12-31T15:20:15-06:00May 17th, 2011|[Inspiration Point]|2 Comments