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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..
Papa John's Apologizes for Pizza Papa
Once again corporate-speak steps in oozing political correctness hoping to save the bottom line. In the most recent example, Papa John’s P..
Anti-Trump Screaming Protest Impotent
fascismnounA governmental system led by a dictator having complete power, forcibly suppressing opposition and criticism, regimenting all i..
Techie Gift Ideas
What do you get for the techie in your life who has everything but wants even more? Here’s a couple of the latest—and supposedly hottest—i..
Donald Trump a Blowhard?
I’ve noticed that the older we get (men especially), the more we don’t care what other people think about us or what we say. Maybe it’s be..
Star Trek Travel
The field of condensed-matter physics encompasses all new solid and liquid phases of matter, and its study has led to nearly every technol..
John F. Kennedy Assassination Documents Released
The long-awaited release of classified documents pertaining to the assassination of former President John F. Kennedy was dampened by the a..
Jelly Phone – Sweet Turns Sour
The Chinese tech firm, Unihertz, claimed the battery on its palm-sized Jelly Phone would last up to 3 days. It turns out the only way that ..
I’ve been a member of Toastmasters for 3 ½ years. I was a performer my whole life, on stage regularly since my mid-teens. But even in my 5..
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..
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