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The Focus of Culture Change is not Culture

Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work at hand. The sun’s rays do not burn until brought to a focus. ~Alexander Graham Bell When I was a young boy I got great delight from playing with a magnifying glass. Not … Continue reading

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Presence: the other success principle

(Note:  This is a post I wrote in January, 2014, but with the recent success of the movie, Eddie the Eagle, I thought the message would again resonate – John R Childress) Presence is more than just being there.  ~Malcolm … Continue reading

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A Classy Young Violinist

I know that the most joy in my life has come to me from my violin.  ~Albert Einstein May 6th was the string finals for the BBC Young Musician of the Year 2016 competition televised on BBC Channel 4. Previous competitions … Continue reading

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Life Lessons from a Classical Music Festival . . .

The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence.  ~Denis Waitley While the audience has the opportunity to enjoy a spirited evening of classical music in small medieval churches for six days, the … Continue reading

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No Concert Tonight . . .

An ounce of practice is worth more than tons of preaching. ~Mahatma Gandhi After five concerts in a row, today the Young Virtuosi musicians have a day off.  The final Gala Concert is Saturday evening at the Medieval church in … Continue reading

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My Daughter, the 13-year-old poet . . .

Give what you have. To someone, it may be better than you dare to think.  ~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Watching the Olympics from the other side of 60 years old I can’t help but be impressed by the commitment and talent … Continue reading

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