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Over the last couple of years I have struggled to keep this site active because I had narrowed the acceptable material too much by the domain name selection. If it didn’t somehow contribute to the effort I originally envisioned here, I wouldn’t let myself add it. This was obviously a sign that I needed to …

Sunrise Brings New Beginnings

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Not just a walk. Not just anywhere. Sunrises signify new beginnings and fresh starts. At the same time we know, or hope, they are coming every day so they are like an old friend. In the early morning hours before the rush of the day takes hold is the perfect time to take inventory, to …

Keyboards - I can do this

Echoes Of The Past and Future

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For quite some time now I’ve been looking for ways to rejuvenate the creative passion I once had. I’ve dabbled in all sorts of things but keep going back to the things I knew as a kid.  Well, in some instances I have and sometimes ‘almost’ went back but not quite. I used to be …


Senses Change Reality

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Today wasn’t the first time I noticed this but perhaps I’ve thought about it enough to give more than a passing mention to it. In reality, bicycling is much like sailing with one very important difference beyond the fact that falling off likely results in entirely different experiences. Many a sailor, certainly including myself here, has …

Big Bang

A History of the Universe in Sound

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I find it tempting to describe sound simply as those things that I can hear but if it were that simple, then I suppose that each of us might have a different definition of sound and one that changes over our lifetimes as our ears grow less responsive to the invisible waves we are immersed in. …