Music humanizes us and the need to make sounds beyond the confines of our throats is a basic, human, urge. Thanks to a recent scholarly archaeological dig, we now have evidence of man-made bone flutes from the Stone Age.
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We already know Jesus was found dead in his grave — but the recent news that the entire Jesus “resurrection miracle” may have not been anything terribly special in light of a new discovery of a stone scroll extolling the common practice of dead people arising from their eternal slumber in order to live again decades before our favorite Jewish Messiah made his move — leaves some of us wondering what’s left in the Jesus trunk of miracles.
I have worked as a freelance author, artist and performer for my entire adult life. I support honest freelancers that share the same work ethic and morality. I believe in set project prices. I do not believe in gouging people with an invented hourly rate that suddenly appears when the bill arrives.
We recently discussed the old, awful chestnut — “With All Due Respect…” — and how that phrase is an indicator of an insult or a criticism to come. What is the best way to approach someone with criticism? Do you need to set them up first with a padded phrase? Is it best to just start a critical sentence without an introductory warning?
When I was in graduate school at Columbia University fifteen years ago, I was honored to serve as the great script author Peter Stone’s Associate for the Broadway production of The Will Rogers Follies.
by Nancy McDaniel
OK, OK, how many times has someone told you that an event “really changed my life?”
I recently participated in a stone carving workshop taught by a Master Sculptor from Zimbabwe.
It didn’t exactly change my life, but it did open me up and taught me ever-so-much more than how to carve stone.
This is that story.