As a five year old, I went to the San Jose Zoo, where there was a Castle. It was roped off but I wandered inside anyway, (only to be dragged out against my will moments later by a cousin). Is there anything more fun than discovery and exploration? (Even if it’s clearly off limits, … Continue reading The Castle of Discovery
Here’s a bit of possibly erroneous etymology: Generative speaks to creation to make more of something. What if being generous comes from the same root? What if generosity speaks to the creation of sustenance and opportunity. Being generous would be generative. Being generative would be generous.
Years ago, I took my first songwriting class at Cambridge Center for Adult Education. On the last night of the final session I spoke with another student. “I’m going to start a songwriting group,” I said; “we should exchange emails if you’re interested in joining.” That was in May. In November I got an email … Continue reading Just Start
The air conditioner is in. Three of them in fact. One for each room of our rooms, excepting the bathroom. To me this speaks of something to do with comfort and discomfort. What am I willing to withstand? As a kid, we never had air conditioners. I remember having a conversation with an older … Continue reading Breaking a Sweat
I spent last night on the couch absorbed in news, but did pause for an hour or so to put together a lovely lemon butter parmesan sauce for the gnocchi about to expire in the fridge. I was thinking to make a something like a beurre blanc for the gnocchi—the beurre blanc recipe I found … Continue reading The Roux of Songwriting