Making Friends with Disappointments Can Transform Us

Disappointments must be on the top of everyone’s list of uncomfortable emotions. We abhor disappointments.  We set up entire industries (insurance = insure + assurance?) to reduce the gut-wrenching punch of disappointments.  It seems like humanity is in a war against disappointments.  From legal contracts to marriage vows, we seek …

Inspiration Is for Amateurs

“Inspiration is for amateurs.  The rest of us just show up and get to work.” Artist Chuck Close said that, and I wholeheartedly believe that. It’s funny, most of us went to school and did what we were told to do when we were told to do.  The key there is that …

Rock n Roll Is a Sane Reaction to an Insane World

I read that quote somewhere.  If you know who said that originally, will you let me know? Rock n roll is a particular kind of music.  It demands energy, commitment and intensity.  It is a generalization, of course, but a genre isn’t a genre unless there are distinct, defining characteristics. …