Not many people love January. It’s unpredictable, it’s cold, it’s blah. For me, since I found out I had MS, January has been Jackie’s Month.Jacqueline du Pré was born in January 1945 to a musical family, but of all of them, she was special. She was a genius as a cello player, a prodigy. Her passion and unique style raised eyebrows but made classical music cool in the late sixties. Here is Jackie playing Elgar, conducted by Daniel Barenboim, who was her husband. It is magical....more
A young girl places a freshly picked dandelion on the new grave of her beloved dog that has passed away. After turning to blow a kiss into the wind, she trots away and begins to play.
Kids do it all the time and quite well.
Allow themselves to feel and then move on even though they might not be able to understand or fix what has happened in life. They engage in what is happening.
Last week, I mentioned that I was flying to Salt Lake City to attend the Altitude Design Summit. I left for the Altitude Design Summit and Salt Lake City really not knowing what to expect; and admittedly, I was a bit intimidated attending a conference filled with people who spent their time studying good design (really, what does one wear to a conference like this?). ...more
In 1941, J.D. Salinger had seven stories rejected by The New Yorker. Apparently undaunted, he submitted an eighth the same year, "Slight Rebellion off Madison," which was accepted. BUT, it was about a disaffected teenager (can you guess his name?) nervous about the war, and in the wake of Pearl Harbor was deemed unpublishable - so did not see print for another five years....more