I have two younger sisters, but I readily admit I always wanted a brother as well. I really wanted an older brother, but by the time I was 12, the brothers I got belonged to my mom’s best friend. They moved in down the road from us, three boys taller than I.
Another way of saying this is that i made an image of something that I saw that wasn’t actually there at the precise moment that I was inclined to make the image.
While many prominent musicians famously shun any discussion of genres, the fact is that there are broad categories of music with shared origins, instrumentation, arrangements, and other characteristics that bind them together.
Here I was, home in one piece, “fired up and ready to go,” as my former President used to say. I took a picture of the moon and headed inside.
Each of Ang Lee’s films that followed Sense and Sensibility was radically different, and presented different risks and challenges, from all those that preceded it.
Metal Detectors occupy an irreplaceable place in production lines of food companies today and its future only seems to look brighter.
My classical piano studies taught me a lot about technique and reading music, but in jazz and pop styles, you improvise over chord changes. That terrified me. How do you just… improvise? I didn’t know how to make the transition.
In the middle of the storm, water floods the streets, the creek beds, the basements of buildings, everywhere resisting containment.
Running before daylight has always been my chosen cathedral. Time to eat right, work hard, run and pray. Oh yeah, also a good time to be grateful for the miracle of second chances .
Contrary to popular expectations, adding options to a particular choice leads to diminishing returns. And even in America, land of the free and home of democracy, political choices are often anything but free.