“Sex and the City” and the urban cult of misery

Over the weekend, I found myself hate-watching the cringe reboot of Sex and the City, which they are calling And Just Like That. I realize hate-watching television shows does not seem like a pleasant activity, but I do this from time to time as a quasi-anthropological project. It is fascinating to me what cultural influencers … Continue reading “Sex and the City” and the urban cult of misery

Bach played on weird and beautiful musical instruments

Bach played on an enormous structural xylophone constructed above a forest in Japan (this is actually a commercial, but you have to see it): https://youtu.be/VD44QhKuG1U Boomwhacker Bach: https://youtu.be/Y5seI0eJZCg Glass harp-Toccata and fugue in D minor: https://youtu.be/XKRj-T4l-e8 Bach on Nyckelharpa: https://youtu.be/Zs3aUCM8BX8?list=PLCBB4B7BB868DBA79 Kintzing Clavichord - Goldberg Variations: https://youtu.be/SUg6zuZNKlY

There is nothing more persuasive than a good example

“You have power over your mind - not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.”Marcus Aurelius, Meditations "You must be the change you want to see in the world."Mahatma Gandhi Oh me! Oh life! of the questions of these recurring,Of the endless trains of the faithless, of cities fill’d with the foolish,Of myself … Continue reading There is nothing more persuasive than a good example


Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.Carl Jung Virtues are formed in man by his doing the right actions.Aristotle After exhausting my music and podcast options, I have been searching for quality audio books to listen to while I am on the treadmill each morning. … Continue reading Habits