Are You Washing Your Best Ideas Down the Drain?

Ramin Djawadi is the composer of the amazing score from Game of Thrones – the wildly popular dystopian drama that has enthralled millions.  The music is so incredible that concert tours are happening in cities around the country. In a recent interview on NPR’s Morning Edition, Djawadi talked about his creative process for composing music for film.  Sometimes he starts composing music even before he sees film footage (working from …
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This Is Your Best Time . . .

When asked the best time to plant a tree, the old sage replied, “Twenty years ago, and today”. So many things in life apply to this. The best time to: Write a book Learn a new language Ask forgiveness Start saving Find that career you love Or Plant a tree Whatever it is that you’ve postponed. Whatever you might have done, wished you’d done, should have done earlier in life, …
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What We Inherit We Can’t Steal

Back in the 80’s when my father was 69, he wrote a book that sold over a million copies and continues to sell today.  He went on to write equally popular subsequent titles.  His book, The Yeast Connection, was the first popular book to talk about the chronic symptoms people could develop from candida, caused by taking broad spectrum antibiotics, diets high in refined carbohydrates and birth control pills. The …
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Saturday Night Fever

It was a dreary Saturday night, my husband didn’t feel well and had gone to bed early. Tuning into that 70’s classic with a young, slim John Travolta as Tony and the iconic BeeGees’ soundtrack seemed the perfect antidote to winter blues. From the first scene with Tony striding down the Brooklyn street with open neck shirt and tight polyester pants to flashing disco lights in the neighborhood dance club, …
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It’s Your Choice

J.D. Vance, unlikely graduate of Yale Law School, has written a best-seller, Hillbilly Elegy.  It’s unlikely that J.D. would have graduated from the likes of Yale Law School because he grew up in a multi-generational hillbilly culture plagued by instability, domestic violence, drugs and hopelessness.  The point of his book is the chasm that separates people of privilege and those who grew up as he did.  He speaks of the …
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