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“Slang” has always been a mainstay of American culture—it adds color to our language and for decades was used as a kind of “code” to show others that you were “in the know” and “hip.” Unfortunately, in recent times, slang has mutated, and what was once a clever mode of speaking in the past has […]
Most people think of sporting events and political caucuses/elections as being two completely different occasions. After all, sporting events are “Just for fun,” and “political events” are where we supposedly decide “the future leadership of our country” right? Well, it struck me one day when I was watching the political conventions of 2012 how similar […]
In February of 2010,I was performing in Kitzbuehl, Austria, and on my day off I decided to make a trip to Salzburg and see Mozart’s “Geburtshaus” (His birthplace) This little poem is based on some of the actual events that took place when I visited Mozart’s first home. “REQUIEM FOR A COFFEE CUP” “In Twenty […]
Being a traveling musician, you usually don’t work much in the daytime, so you get a chance to watch a lot of movies, both during the day and late at night after your performance is finished. Now most people don’t think of “watching movies” as “educational”—— but they’re wrong!! Let me share with you a […]
GMOs: Labeled or Banned? Americans are becoming increasingly concerned about the use of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) in their food, and with good reason. Environmental concerns over the corporate “mono culture farming” methods used to produce these foods, as well as a potential increase in allergic reactions, are causing some to second guess their shopping choices. As a result […]