Category: Musings on Life

Being Child-like

I love the randomness of having a two year old toddler in the house. Life is just one big adventure and we get to re-live it with them. Then suddenly we remember that we don’t have to re-live, we just need to start living it again. The world through the eyes of a child is …

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How To Change The World Today

Every morning when we wake up, we have around sixteen hours to make the most of the day we’ve been given. Getting out of bed, I always try to think of people who would dream of doing just that. Maybe someone who is paralysed, someone so sick they can’t move, maybe a frail, elderly person. I …

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Why Music is a Basic Need of Human Survival

Today I received the following article (thanks Jonathan) which I felt moved to share. As a musician, it struck a major chord. If you are a lover or creator of music or an artist of any discipline, I hope you enjoy it as well. Welcome address to freshman class at Boston Conservatory given by Karl Paulnack, pianist …

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Let Your Light Follow You Around

In August I heard of the launch of an excellent idea called One Hundred Months (www.onehundredmonths.org). The web site says: “We have 100 months to save the planet. When the clock stops ticking we could be beyond the climate’s ‘tipping point’, the point of no return.” I really like the idea behind the site as …

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Become a Superhero

There is a lot in the news about the world crisis we face. It’s on many scales – food prices, oil, petrol/gas, the environment, instable financial and property markets, mass consumption, population… I talk with many people who are quite burdened with these “problems”. On the one hand we want to enjoy our lives, but …

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