Monthly Archives: July 2017

300 Years Of Handel’s ‘Water Music,’ With A Splash Of Politics : Deceptive Cadence : NPR

This is a wonderful article, with links to a Water Music performance. Please take time to enjoy this. Notice, even with the political competition, this is a wonderful example of creative and innovative cooperation. Three hundred years ago, England’s embattled … Continue reading

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Creative country: 98% of Australians engage with the arts

This is an encouraging piece of research: Almost all Australians “engage”with the arts. (I expect, similar figures would hold for New Zealanders) When I first read the heading I was a little sceptical: OK so pretty much every one listens … Continue reading

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Organizing for Creative People: How to Channel the Chaos of Creativity into Career Success. Sheila Chandra

I was taken by the Guardian Review of this book, bought the book and it is great. Sheila Chandra an international level singer writes on organizing for creative success. She clearly introduces her approach to managing a successful creative life. … Continue reading

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Why the Greatest Work of Your Life Will Require A Compass, Not a Map | The Creativity Post

The piece is on finding your way through life; different from the norm. It challenges me in ways I struggle to put into words. I am ready for a change but I don’t have a direction. And I feel stuck. … Continue reading

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What Does It Mean To Be Human? | TNTM – YouTube

What makes us human: art! We have evolved to create and to appreciate art. After all, this blog gives me the opportunity to curate material I find, to photograph, write, and to explore. And I play guitar and I am … Continue reading

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We Should Explore Mars So That Our Students Will Keep Dreaming Big | Janet Ivey | LinkedIn

I remember the growing up with the excitement of the Apollo program. I would have been nine in 1968 and I remember keeping a news paper folder of all the missions. Exciting. Wonderful. Motivating. Between Apollo and Star Trek, I … Continue reading

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Access to nature reduces depression and obesity, finds European study | Society | The Guardian

Rather than writing this morning, I though it appropriate to walk Bart, our dog. This is Bart before we left. He was covered in mud when we returned. Lovely day after a storm. Remember the health and well-being benefits of … Continue reading

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Do we all need a little time simply to sit and think? | Aeon Essays

“Do you ever take time just to stop and think? And do you think it is important?” These are the questions, posed to us in this article. In my view, taking/making time to think is essential. That has been my … Continue reading

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Silence and powerlessness go hand in hand – women’s voices must be heard | Rebecca Solnit | Opinion | The Guardian

I was not aware, until a student questioned me, that I did not notice the footprint of power. When I began exploring around power, one of the Wikipedia entries made the point that silence is often a consequence of the … Continue reading

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Words That Matter: Ursla Le Guin

This book is a collections of essays, reflections and book review by Ursla Le Guin. Ursla is one of those authors I loved but did not know it. Many years ago, when I was six my teacher, Miss Lambson began … Continue reading

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