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January 7, 2021

2020 is over! What Story Will You Tell?

The long-anticipated—prayed for—vaccine has finally arrived, and people are beginning to get immunized. With that, we can take our first collective, huge sigh of relief, believing that there is a light at the end of this very long tunnel we call 2020. But no matter how quickly we rebound and…
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December 5, 2020

What’s in Your Heart?

Scrooge is a cold and harsh man, and his heart only warms seeing his distant memories, and bleak future.  The Grinch is… well… a Grinch until he discovers the spirit of Christmas, and his heart grows three sizes!  Science has taught us that the heart is an organ that runs…
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September 24, 2020

Limited Skill Isn’t a Liability

“Irving Berlin has no place in American music. He is American music.” - Jerome Kern September 22 marks the death of one of the most influential composers in the history of American Music: Irving Berlin.  In the first half of the 1900s, Berlin was able to capture America’s burgeoning energy…
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September 10, 2020

Opportunity in Restriction

Hollywood gave into pressure and agreed to censor what they would show in motion pictures.  In the 1930s the Catholic Church saw itself as a moral compass and presented Hollywood with the Production Code, a document with drastic restrictions for movie production.  They said ‘it’s my way or the highway’…
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August 28, 2020

Being Grateful and Making it a Habit

Captains log: quarantine date 156.  In facing monotony and the mundane, I am grateful.  No I haven’t rewatched the entire original Star Trek series… but by now I could have!  I have, though, ventured out of my house with my colorful personalized PPE, and driven past my favorite restaurant, drooling…
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August 3, 2020

Do Not Move

Your big idea is waiting on you.  You might have the greatest idea the world will ever see, but if you do not act on it, what good is it? You might have a vision—a dream— that could change the world, but if you are not willing to share it…
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February 9, 2017

When Is It Time To Start A Comeback?

It’s now been a few days since Super Bowl LI (51) and I can start to reflect on what most people are calling the greatest Super Bowl ever played. But it didn’t start out that way. Early on it looked like Atlanta was going to run away with it, rolling…
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January 24, 2017

Fun is Universal

People all over the world love to smile, laugh, giggle, tickle, fist-bump, high-five, fanny-pat and just have a good time. They do it by playing cards, going to the movies to see La La Land or Hidden Figures, grabbing their guitars and belting out a chorus of “Kumbaya,” or running…
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January 10, 2017

Taking Care Of Your Instrument

To get the most fun out of a performance, you need your instrument to be working at its optimum—tuned up and ready to go. But what is your instrument? We understand that musicians have instruments: trumpets, violins, guitars. Those are the tools of their trade. They make music and their…
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October 21, 2016

NOT a Four Letter Word

I believe fun gets a bad rap. It has become synonymous with the quick-and-easy activities that provide instant gratification—or at least easy gratification, and certainly nothing serious or meaningful. It has seemingly lost any relationship with ideals such as commitment, accomplishment, hard work, or sacrifice. Today, fun has become a…
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