More Than The Chorus

09.15.2014 Music

You probably know all of the words to “Take Me Out To The Ball Game.” Or do you? What you probably think of as the whole song is only the chorus. And when you see the full song the meaning changes, and I believe, becomes richer. This popular song is about a young woman, a […]

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Advice For The Beginning Musician: Never Buy An Instrument Without Playing It First

06.05.2014 Music

If you want to play a musical instrument just order one off of the internet. No. Do not. Please don’t do that. You should really touch and play an instrument first before purchasing it. This is not obvious or self-evident. But it is one of the first steps in becoming a musician. You might get […]

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When You Wish Upon A Star

05.22.2014 Movies

The other day I saw an online posting asking, “What is your favorite Disney song?” I knew immediately. It was the tune that is played before every Disney movie. It was the song I heard every Sunday night when we sat down to watch “The Wonderful World of Disney.” It was Jiminy Cricket’s beautiful and haunting, […]

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The Frugal Man’s Dilemma: I Really Like Buying Things

05.07.2014 freelance

As a freelance writer I’ve long advised and counseled others to keep their overhead low, to live frugally, and to play the Spend Nothing Game. I suck at playing the Spend Nothing Game. And I’m the one who invented it. As I’ve gotten older I’ve been saved from my desire to acquire by one basic […]

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Ask For Books And Music

01.07.2014 Books and Literature

When it’s your turn to receive gifts, your birthday or any other special day, and friends and family ask you, “what do you want?” be prepared. Even when you can’t think of anything else, you can have a list of books and music prepared that you might enjoy. It is very, very risky buying books […]

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