Play the Damn Note

I’ve watched my youngest daughter sit at the piano, finger starting to press down the correct key…but she can’t bring herself to play it. She stares at the music. She glances at the keyboard. In my head I find myself saying, “Play the damn...
Reindeer Games

Reindeer Games

You know Dasher and Dancer and Prancer and Vixen, Comet and Cupid and Donner and Blitzen. But the one you recall when you hear the word “reindeer” is Rudolph. The original 8 look the same and do the same things. One might be slightly faster. Another might be stronger....
Drive

Drive

If you want to get anywhere, do anything, you have to leave the neighborhood. You have to actually drive. Nothing new is going to appear on those neighborhood streets. And, if you’re satisfied with sameness, it’s a good place to stay.Just don’t try to convince us (or...
I’m In

I’m In

A few years ago I was the Music Director for a local production of the musical “Funny Girl.” Before rehearsals began, I contacted musicians to play for the show. For anyone who hasn’t played an instrument for a musical, I’ll let you know it isn’t a light commitment....
Blending In

Blending In

50 screens. I could see 50 screens from my seat at BW3s one afternoon. I actually counted. 50 screens of varying sizes with several different shows, games, or promotions all wanting my attention. There was even a screen installed in the wall of the booth! It felt like...