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“It is simply no good trying to keep any thrill:

that is the very worst thing you can do. Let the thrill go—let it die away—go on through that period of death into the quieter interest and happiness that follow—and you will find you are living in a world of new thrills all the time. But if you decide to make thrills your regular diet

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various and sundry

It is a crazy world we live in isn’t it? From where I look out I see an unusual amount of pure and unabated apoplexy. Our society appears to be in trouble. Personally I do my best to not let the general hysteria of the neurotic media influence my day to day too much… but

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thoughts on study >

Study to begin with can never be easy; the determination to form systematic mental habits is the only secret. Don’t begin anything with reluctance. Beware of any cleverness that keeps you from working. No one is born a worker; men are born poets and artists, but we have to make ourselves “laborers”. The discipline of

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new aural sketch > oh my my

I noticed I haven’t put any music up in a while – so I’ll be sharing some of the sounds I have been playing with… kinda a squirty sumpin… oh my my

thoughts on Psalm 2 > the Lord laughs in derision

behold the political midterms…potentially historic? Not important? Saving America? Six of one, half a dozen of another? I personally do follow politics and I do not ascribe to the “big government lots o’ free goodies to buy votes” approach to nation management. It is a true travesty that so many Americans would rather live off

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construction and status fyi

media players being what they are, and hardware and software requirements being what they are (all ever changing) I am in the process of updating and renewing different aspects of my website…you may find some surprises over the next few days, partially constructed pages and maybe even a full blown site redesign…its ok – take

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gk chesterton > the fallacy of success

first published in 1915 – but oh so relevant today! There has appeared in our time a particular class of books and articles which I sincerely and solemnly think may be called the silliest ever known among men. They are much more wild than the wildest romances of chivalry and much more dull than the

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epic computer crash…

…well my friends, I had a rather unusual computer crash of epic proportions recently…it was in my main studio rig. I have spent the last days re-designing,  re-installing, re-registering, re-tweaking, re-configuring, re-animating, re-gurgitating, re-adjusting, re-affirming, realizing, reaping, re-apportioning, reascending, reassembling, reassuring, rebounding, rebelling, rebuking, receiving, recapitulating, receding, reclaiming, recognizing, recollecting, recommending, reconciling…and ultimately…RECORDING again…ahhhhhh….I still

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New Song! hear the drum