Random Snatches of April

"In the main, and from the beginning of time, mysticism has kept men sane.  The thing that has driven them mad was logic."  -  G.K. Chesterton And here's a line from a poem from the same magazine I saw the Chesterton quote in, the fabulous The Sun.  The poem is by Joe Wilkins, called "Manifesto". …

Margins, Fringes, and Outsiders

Yesterday was overload. Failure is the resonance that allows connection. - Dave Gibbons My heart is so full today, so challenged, so humbled.  Leadership is profound.  To answer the call of God, to step out into an unknown reality, to accept the uncertainty because of faith in Him.  Yesterday was a parade of men who …

How Music Rescues

I don't know anything about Dr. Karl Paulnack, of the Boston Conservatory, but I'm thankful for him anyway. A few days ago, a friend sent me a link to an article by Paulnack, an address he gave to a group of parents about the place of music and art in the world.  A classical musician, …

Imaginative Bravery: Money and Art

Years ago, I came across a play called Spike Heels by a writer named Theresa Rebeck.  I was struck by its frank language, it's straight-ahead exploration of love, sex, and identity in a world of 20 and 30-something confusion.   Since Spike Heels, Rebeck has gone on to wide success and acclaim, including a nod as …

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