The elephant in the memory room, so to speak, is age. How does one compensate for the decline in memory as one ages? Buy more Post-its? Put chalkboards in every room? (The bedroom chalkboard could get interesting.) Set alarms for our impending alarms? Surely, there’s got to be another way.
Archives for February 2014
This is what frightens me; what left a bad taste in my mouth before I was even born. What remains a problem to this day: We follow too easily. We forget too easily. We are too easily lured by pretty, empty promises.
Psychology can be successfully applied to advertising to drive more sales. This is not a new thing – it’s a concept that’s been developed over hundreds of years. However, advertising always seems to be evolving and getting more advanced.
Modern dog training has brought us some new views and new approaches to training. Some of what we do these days is just a refined version of things we have been doing for a long time. That’s why I think it’s important to understand “shaping” versus “prompting” in dog training. Both have their merits and their pitfalls and we should be well prepared no matter how we decide to train!
When I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2003, once I got over the initial shock and faced the long treatment process—which spun out ahead of me like a thread unraveling from a dropped spool— I think the scariest part was the thought that I might have to have chemotherapy.
Walking across a windswept parking on a bone-chilling, dark February night I had time to reflect on a movie and a former professor of mine who had been involved in recovering art stolen by the Nazis.
Sossusvlei, in the heart of Namibia’s Namib Naukluft Park, has some of the most dramatic landscapes on earth and a must visit for anyone who steps foot in the country. After exploring its sand dunes and dried lakebeds I climbed into a Namib Sky Balloon Safaris’ basket with a Nikon camera-in-hand for a totally different perspective.
This morning the Chinese New Year Horse galloped down the street in front of my new digs, the French Colonial Tay Ho Hotel in Can Tho, Vietnam. I’ve been on the road for three and one half months and have reached a crossroads; images around me are profound. They reflect the past present and future.
We as a society honor our victors, the winners, the ones who beat our agreed upon opponent, our enemy. Yet at what cost do our celebrations over the loss of another aid in our consciousness, our minds and our hearts?
Recognition by the mainstream industry gives you legitimacy, but by staying independent you can keep control of your direction as an artist. Maybe musicians have recognized this benefit to not “selling out,” and the music executives are starting to catch on.