in tonight’s blog i’d like to share my opinions about four words… playing i use this word to identify the feeling i get when i’m…well…truly playing my instrument! it’s fun, i enjoy it, it’s just the right amount of challenging, and my self-expression is at a high point. playing and fun go hand in hand: the … Continue reading playing, practicing, persuading, or performing?
Beauty ~ Truth ~ Goodness Teaching is an art form, according to many. And in the art of teaching, there is a balance between discovering beauty, truth and goodness. We all make our own way through life, and along the road we can find examples of beauty that encourage us to stop and pay attention, … Continue reading the importance of beauty in education
I realized again, more than ever before, the difference between being nice and being kind. For the past few weeks, a man sought me out at my school to inquire about the possibility of working with our students on the topic of jazz improvisation. He talked the talk, as the saying goes. He said several … Continue reading the difference between nice and kind, plus truth and trustworthiness
oh great expanse ever still and ever moving stretching far, small as dust hear my call ——————————– to be one with the silence to be one with the shape and the color ——————————– to be reminded of the size of nothing and everything holding tight to the infinity giving up the finite ——————————– is an … Continue reading a call went out
and there came to be a man living in a child’s body, full of potential and without direction. blown as the wind would blow, thrown as the spray of surf ‘gainst the rocks of Time. the desire was hidden; concealed. without it, he would have died, this man-child, but know of it he did not. … Continue reading the shores of now