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No Rules, Only Ethics.

Posted on December 30, 2017 at 5:55 PM Comments comments (0)

How may I, mighten I help you? We can guide as one facet, maybe enough times. We are opening lines of tee-shirts, anti-heroin etc.  Any talents, music, art, writing, etc are in the"developing your talents" mode. 

I have always liked the part of me that  take as first hand a strong path of recovery.  Recovery from an anorectic art spell, recovery with your life and creativity, directions to a more progressive state from a dreaded step to momentum. 

What can start in motion? Find insights.  Take what you want.  Then "you may leave." Really.  Leave the rest.  And the day job kept is a strong asset and compatible with creativity.  I often pick up journals for a dollar.  That might send me to making a "next right move."  (NRM.)  I had let myself begin to slip back in persons, places, things.  That is in a consumer mode, rather than a "producing" mode.  You want to produce, not consume.  That was what, yes, ... Windows 8-8.2 were about.  Maybe too much, timing-wise.  All? ... nonetheless a stepping stone.  Much hard work.  Much the path of producing, to be as habitual as is healthy.  It contains answers to questions that are locked into the question. 

We are still in the stages of paper/digital here.  Keep a closer eye for change.  Making one "minimally of importance" with change, ... listen.  Logically if one, even one small change is made, then the consequences begin transformation, ... add tact/ethics/thoughtfulness/mindfulness.  Show up at the page.  Find the healing, comforting energy of restorative rest.  (Two 20 min. sessions a day are a good maintenace start.)


Ask questions that you really need to complete a task.  When I got into MENSA I felt at liberty to say, "I do not know." Study the situation, realising facts and facets, Separate major from  minor goals.  Use new learning techniques, thinking skills, study skills.  This your life. "Choose life."


Thanks, Todd E.

KLEZMER ON ...,

Posted on December 23, 2017 at 5:10 PM Comments comments (0)

I have been experimenting over some time about the mix and synergy occuring in creativity and especially the energy coming together to form an inductive whirling dervish from my faves; music, art, writing including creative non-fiction.  I feel most alive when in a week I have nurtured the intertwining, the tapestry of productive labourious learning and labor, working the beautiful cadence, the play of a foil and its master, a dance cerebrally.  ... the concrete, ... .I have washed the slate clean for now; I prethink about integrating klezmer on violin, piano, the feverish flamenca pulling out over fifty years on the guitar (started at five years of age; 1967), compositions, Two artistic lessons come up. Take three discrete non-related supposedly objects and work them into one work of art ant medium.  Secondly the violin I play melds with jazz; for my experiences are jazz, Miles Davis Brubeck D. Reinhardt, Juan Martin, klezmer, and classical Perlman-esque areas.  It is making me grow.  That has to be a good sign.  On May 29th, 2017 I got top 500 in jazz with Reverbnation GLOBALLY over at least six thousand players,  Woww. Twenty straight minutes at the keboard rewarded the situation.


Help needed as we are starting a magazine, also needs; after-editing formatting.  We are also in the current movie ads for situations, You-tube etc.  We appeared in the first Ohio Valley indie film festival;  RS Ebert was the main strength and appearances were in a sampler 35 min.  Poster, book cover, music (piano w/ the documentary), letters of intent.


Thank you, 

TE McCormick M.A.

In a Week's Time, a Day at a Time; Schedule the Time

Posted on December 16, 2017 at 11:45 PM Comments comments (0)

I love the season;  The seasons of nature, pantheism, cycles of familiar weather, colors of clothes changing, a different sameness, a different sameness, cup of coffee, cup of tea, spring and vernal green new life and hope.  Trees, color, change, wicked good realism of the possibilties.  There is a rhythm to business and seasonality.  I am hoping that you grow to see changes only a writer could see.  I sat down and wrote/edited about fifteen pages.  I tried to remember what was my scheduling to write a large amount, produce a yield spurred on by coffee.  You have heard the formula; writer pkus coffee produces word count increases.  I used to write straight thru on Mondays, 10a to 10p.  My character comes from various outside thing I did; rock climbed, went to  school and graduate, had various hobbies, music, art, writing, even model airplanes in my younger days.  Taught college six years, worked at swim team masters managing the sports club.  Worked at a bookstore in a college town.  If you feel like it is bad timing, forget it. Write, write and #$@&^ some more.  Like George Carlan; have some @#$% fun.  Last not least Dylan/James Taylor/Jusuf-Cat Stevens/ ... had what I was looking for; ideas universal as writers.  Apologese who I left out.  You are important. Write.  Stay free of codependence, toxic people, generate instead of degenerating.  Start your own festivus!  Oh, on May 29, 2017 I was 482 globally in jazz on piano.  Top five hundred.  I am going for top 100 next time!  There were literally thousands behind me.  Still I only compete with my past!

Everyone knows this nowhere, no-where, now-here ... a good thing.

Posted on December 9, 2017 at 6:40 PM Comments comments (0)

When I was in undergrad with sophomoric, "philosophilic," ... discussions, talks, ("talkies") dreams shared with friends, and other cool  experiences were that.  Unlimited open-air cafes bred freedom, ...from toxic schools, a falling from grace.  The creative productive times manifested to bowing down to  "product." To "service."  We were young though and able to take on sub-human monsters.  We had some gems.  Back packs were yet to be in fashion at every school and university.  (early 80s)  The entrepreneur was evolving from the mirke.  By climbing we saw the growth, the potential.  We had the know-how, the energy to walk through this project to the journey as summit.  Herbal teas were the talk of the of the town. ... We could get cordura cheaply, inexpesive.  We passed.  Then it was a ... bivouac sack, a one man/woman tent, light weight with other assets.  So what about creativity? It was a bloom where you are planted theme for some of us. Nurturing were the talks. Work is a tonic.  Work begets work.  We began generating product/service, al beit creatively.  Where we were was ...Now-here, blossoming.  Death to our right livelihoods was not an option.  Like Garcia of the Dead, he first lived to play, then played to live.  Intrepretations abound.


More powerfully were the healthy words of strength to carry out dreams. The "project" as it were, grew in popular response from some sense of a "with-in, with-out."  Just as "story" is the just one textual word, so for "project." I have after much searching including meditation. I found not a universal soluition, more as a mantra, an affirmation(s).  Moreso it is maintenance.  A spiritual one at that.  Embedded in a very hardy way was a sense manifesting and holism, its own pulse and in five tennets.  First; I am ... .  secondly  I am blissful ... I will ... I can ... ,  I act.  This five-faced tool aligns oneself spiritually.  And at least as a good start on the entreprenial hope schedule, the affirmations/journaling are good tools.  Excellent tools.  Go at it.  If not now, when? There is work "in the field."


Experiment this week with little/subtle change.  See how growth happens. Develop fledgling intuition. Look for it. Thank you, and let us know about your experience.


Thanks,

Todd

COZY WEATHER TO WRITE

Posted on November 25, 2017 at 5:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Worth doing; worth writing about. Worth writing about it, worth doing

Posted on November 18, 2017 at 5:10 PM Comments comments (0)

So I have been DIY with guitar and keyboard effects, modules and synths.  I started out with some youtube demonstrations that were few parts and simple.  Guess what? It worked.  Before I had a chance ro write a schematic and article I was on to a next one.  Well, I have about ten that would be candidates for a reasonable provisional (year patent) on them.  Most are original with others being major modified kits, et c.  So I am putting them into a cabinet after some fiddling with panels for the studio rack.  I am still convinced it is worthy of an article/booklet/chapter for an ebook.  Do you have something like that in mind for yourself?  It is found very much so that writing about an interest leads to a wonderful way to learn.  I used to process returning students at the university.  It is never too late to learn. Oberlin College says "Learning and Labor."  Find yourself the path.  Remove limiting situations.  Plan, schedule, ...produce!!!  If you have questions and ideas let me know.  I have had fairly long relationships with interests like; model airplanes, climbing,music, art, business, the health mindset, learning about learning, study skills,  exercise (swim/bike/run/racewalking), the list continuing such  as land surveying, starting a business/business plan writing, ... .  Have fun!

Stay the Same and It Stays the Same

Posted on November 11, 2017 at 5:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Last week it was; the changes happened if you made change, little/small and light/to deeply rooted solutions directly and unrelated seemingly.   So to change from one situation to another might need to take a specific and/or general difference in paradigm. That fact of being on progressive motion where it is to bring meaning and life to dead dreams look more and more promising. Sometimes it is filled with obstacles blocking the path to a goal.  Let go of the frustration.  This where opportunity lies.  We see making change breeds change of sorts, some expected others not.  The game allows that not making a change is an option, other time factorsm and scheduling may come in to play.  And the clincher, expect others to interfere with your project.  Like a foot race a "loser" comes in at the end. Staying the same can be not unlke a shark that keeps moving, must ...  even while sleeping to keep water over his/her gills.  Other times, a day to think, evaluate is a good tool in decision making especially when involving money.  See that staying the same has consequences too.  A best bet is to keep a journal of sorts to be growing insight, an intuition.  Mostly be free from any idea of quitting.  Why?  You might be walking out five minutes before th e miracle happens, something in your favor.  Persistence works.  The secret is it is all hardwork.  That is a supportive comment, like "Be free from quitting your day job."  Here a good attitude necessarily that has potential to make leaps/bounds in growing, maturing.  You are bigger.  A drunk says, "Don't quit your day job."  He/she says "You are  a no-talent."  No.  You are "developing your talents."  A famouse artist said to improve your art, improve your life.  Ghandi said a similar; change yourself to change the world. You are in good company.  Pick up more tools and healthy responses to life's challenges. Life on life's terms is healthy. Grow and develop yourself.  Even though hard work is expected it is a good investment in your efforts, how ever noticeable.  And it is good for life.  This is a good choice.  The investment of writing time and progressive status is time nearing the construct of a creative energy manifested to such things as healing, gain, beauty, strength, control, and a happiness if chosen.  Being happy is a choice, ... yes.  You can write, the meantime. (below; Bob Dylan, Nobel laureate)

Make Changes, ... to Make Changes.

Posted on November 5, 2017 at 12:50 AM Comments comments (0)


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