Purpose

I dabble in buddhism and I think I have my answer. In Buddhism there isa list of 6 things to do with yourself – six tidbits of wisdom. The first one is generosity. And one of the forms generosity can be fearlessness. That’s what I mean. I don’t mean...

This is tougher than I thought

I am having trouble keeping up a consistent work ethic with composing. Other things I do have deadlines, other people, a definite knowing that something is going to come out of it. With composing I have no idea what if anything is going to come out of a piece I write....

Idea in Action

Today I did some writing after my daily talk with my assistant and it worked in that I got to the piano and was writing. I have a tiny clock on my piano and I checked the time – it’s over 3 minutes so I think I won’t need to expand it the way I...

I have an idea

I’m not a 9-5 person. 9-5 jobs are really uncomfortable for me. But I do notice that when I’m working at home (which presents a host of challenges) my best functional hours tend to be from about 9-5. Most every morning around 8:30 I have a Skype chat with...

Argh!

Getting back into this after a week off is going to take some time. I won’t loose the ethos but it’s a little foreign to me. Specifically I’m having trouble playing it musically on the piano. And I”m full of wrong notes! The piece is very close...

Confession

For the last many days I haven’t been composing. Damn it! I had too much pressure doing other things and I just didn’t have the calm to compose. I hope to reverse this soon. Most of the stress is over with now. In fact, I’m going to work on this a...