Improvisation, Freedom, and The Will to be Yourself

"In a self-protection mode, we are not truly free to teach, learn, create, improvise, or love." In going through some old papers the other day, I came across a remarkable little article by Dennis B. Plies, a professor of music at Warner Pacific College, in which Professor Plies addresses improvisation.  The title of the article …

I Need Words

Tonight, some words. The dryer's running, and it's hot in my office.  How the rain outside asserts itself into my space is hard to say, but it does.  I like rain, but I'm tired of it.  "No grumbling," God's word says, but grumbles pour in and out of my head before I hardly know they're …