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IT’S A MATTER AVERAGES

UNLESS AN OUTSIDE INFLUENCE INTERVENES. Life is what it is. We can roll along without much interference, to a point, until the end. We can hasten our finale, or prolong it according to our input. Are we here to enjoy, savor, learn, experience, and partake? Or are we here to influence, dictate, teach, bestow, and… continue reading

IT’S GETTING BETTER ALL THE TIME!

And shall it always continue to be! People grow, attitudes expand and, eventually change. “I used to get mad at my school.” Belief systems develop, and evolve into sophisticated world-views. “The teachers who taught me weren’t cool.” Yes, sometimes it can be difficult to submit to the student end of an apprenticeship…..even the most casual… continue reading

ROCKING AND ROLLING

“Ah, kids today…..with their crazy music.” “Let ’em have their fun!” I wonder if it was the same in earlier periods of history. “Ah, kids today…..with their short togas and modern sandals” “Let ’em go crazy!” “Ah, kids today…..with their shorter periwigs, and low-heeled shoes.” “Let ’em run wild!” “Ah, kids today…..with their raccoon coats… continue reading

SILENCE WAS GOLDEN

Did you ever notice that there is an abundance of physical comedy in silent films. Physical comedy! Yeah, it seems that, even then, the absence of dialogue forced an alternate form of attention-grabbing style to be necessary. Keaton, Chaplin and Lloyd, in particular, all shared so many characteristics; the most important was a certain physical… continue reading