One of the things I love to do when I need to buckle down and work on a project at work is to put a sign on the door (I have to be somewhat direct – do not open this door unless the zombie apocalypse has begun), plug my earbuds in, and find something appropriately motivating or relaxing to listen to. My current office is located right under some kind of HVAC unit. It often vibrates like it’s about to take off, so music is a big self-defense mechanism at the moment! Here are a few of my current favorites, including my personal favorite which is my own somewhat eclectic mix of genres: [Read more…] about Current Playlist Obsessions
There’s nothing like a little road trip with my son to get rid of the winter blahs! I look forward to our drive to Toronto each February break, and the time alone with Josh. We’re comfortable not talking, we like telling awful jokes, asking deep questions, and listening to dubstep and 8-bit music. Josh also… tolerates… my singer-songwriter playlists! I really enjoy listening to him talk about why he likes that kind of music. [Read more…] about February Break 2017 – Road Trip to Toronto
Ok maybe not the extravaganza part. When the date night budget line item is low, but you still want to do something fun together… you turn to the internet. Brian looked at a couple of blog sites that had fairly lengthy lists of “creative” stay-at-home date night ideas. As he read the ideas to me, some thoughts occurred: [Read more…] about Date Night Extravaganza
New music for me and the Korg, that is. I spent a happy couple of hours tonight working on Good to Me (Assad) as well as Mia and Sebastian’s Theme, and Planetarium (La La Land). It’s been awhile since I sat down to play for pure enjoyment, and I loved every minute.
What’s new on my playlist? Foy Vance, a Northern Irish musician whose music I’ve been enjoying. Check out his song Guiding Light, and see what I’m talking about.
I’d love to hear what new music you’re discovering – feel free to leave a comment!
I was working on this whole post about winter and winter-like seasons of life… I just can’t go down that path of comparison right now. Instead, let’s talk about creativity and it’s role in healing. For the past two years I’ve done that slightly-goofy “one word” thing. I like themes, themes give order and boundaries, I like those. And, for better or worse, the word that has consistently come to mind was “create”. [Read more…] about Creativity and my heart
I’m not sure that the divisional championship games can match the hype and plays from last week’s games! It was some of the best football I’ve seen in a long time (except from the Chiefs).
So here we go with more
picks… guesses…. something!