Happy Birthday America!

As we approach our country’s 239th birthday this July 4th there are some things that I can’t help but observe that cause me to shake my head in dismay. One of these observations being; why we as Americans are so ignorant when it comes to basic, fundamental information about our country. They say that if…

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Maintaining Integrity in Changing Times!

Is it difficult for you to maintain your integrity in a world that’s constantly changing? It’s hard to know what to change and what to hold on to. Sometimes it takes a crisis to differentiate between those who choose honesty as a core value from others who think of it merely as a public relations convenience.…

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Being a Re-writer!

Being a musician and composer for quite some time now, the most common question I’m often asked is; “where do the ideas for your compositions come from?” Followed by statements like, it must be nice to just be able to sit down and have the music pour through you.  I usually answer by saying something…

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What to do with our feelings!

We hear it often said and are told by many “just go with your feelings” on this or that, don’t think about it; let your emotions decide. While there are definitely many occasions where we should do just that; there are just as many situations where personal feelings need to be avoided at all costs.…

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Summer Vision!

Now that the summer solstice is officially upon us, and frankly after the long cold arctic blast we had  this year in the northeast, I’m… well let’s just say more than a little excited to see and feel the sunshine again. It’s not that I dislike the winter season; (besides the endless gray skies, cold…

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Awaken Your Creative Self!

Keeping the creative self alive is essential to our overall health and well-being. In saying this, I’ve compiled a short list of things that you can begin doing today to help get you started: 1. Get into a daily routine of listening to your favorite music as you are visualizing your day. Do this in…

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Who We Truly Are!

In this politically and often pop culturally charged world in which we live, it is at times quite easy to lose sight of our purpose and what really matters in this life. I know how easily this happens to me, and it usually occurs whenever I’ve engrossed myself  in my next “important” project.  We many…

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The Gift worth Giving!

With the New Year fast upon us, and Christmas less than two weeks away, I am inevitably forced to take account of my “generosity” or lack of for this year, and evaluate the needed changes for the coming new one. Although there are many beautiful and skillfully-wrapped gifts in the spare bedroom waiting to be…

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Thinking for Yourself in a Thoughtless age!

With all the various sources of information available to us, it’s no big secret that the current state of the economy is not the best it’s ever been. With that being said, the intent of this article is to provoke your thinking a bit by telling you that this is a temporary state, albeit an uncomfortable…

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