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.
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?
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.