Life Is Music

It doesn’t matter if a musician is an excellent craftsperson if the musician doesn’t try to play well.  If a musician is regularly giving their audience apathetic or incongruous facial expressions, communications, and body language, the musician will not likely connect with their audiences. John Tesh, on his radio program, reported a study that supposedly showed…

Willa Cather: An Individual’s Desire To Control The Portrayal Of Their Own Story

As many English majors know, the famous American author Willa Cather gave explicit instructions in her will that her personal correspondence was not to be published posthumously. Not until this year, some sixty-six years after Cather’s death, the Willa Cather Trust, the entity that controls the intellectual property rights to Cather’s work, decided a selection of her…

A Letter To My Younger Self

I am watching the 2008 TV mini-series “Sense & Sensibility.”  I’ve seen every version of “Sense & Sensibility” I know to exist.  Each is beautiful in its own way.  Austen was an astute observer of social communications, mores, and conflicts.  The 2008 version is superb.  I find each of the adaptations intriguing.  I learn more…