25. September 2006 · Comments Off on MQOD · Categories: imported, Quotes

Art knows no limit, and the artists will never achieve perfection.

-Bente Borsum, Norwegian actress with the Norwegian National Theatre

25. September 2006 · Comments Off on After The Worrying · Categories: imported, Ramble

As anyone who visits here knows, I’m not always abounding in confidence. It’s not exactly my middle name. But after my worrying and wondering post I have heard from four people, musicians I admire greatly, who complimented my playing. I didn’t ask for these words, and two of them didn’t even have a clue I was in DoubtLand™ at the moment. I have to say that their words came at just the right time for me. Self doubt can really eat away at a person, and can definitely harm one’s playing. I’m blessed to have colleagues who, on occasion, hand me kind words.

I need to remember this; I need to hand out honest compliments as well. Surely I’m not the only person who suffers from QuittingTimeFears™. Right? Words can be powerful. Encouraging. Uplifting.

Thank you, dear friends.

(Doesn’t it drive you nuts that I trademark stupid words I create? Forgive me, please! It’s just a pattything™.)

25. September 2006 · Comments Off on Websites and Typos · Categories: imported, Ramble

I’m the first to admit I have typos at my site. I’m fortunate to have some kind editors in my family (not professional editors … but they are great readers and they know I don’t mind hearing about corrections I need to make). So I’m understanding when it comes to typos. Sort of.

Today, though, I’m doing a bit of college searching for Jameson, who is interested in going to a school for theatre. I’m pretty critical when it comes to college sites. CSU-Northridge’s theatre page was so darn ugly and uninformative I now have a negative opinion of them, sad but true.

And now I just ran across the Sonoma State Theatre page and what do I first spot?

Comming soon
“Damn Yankees”
October 19 – 29, 2006
Evert B. Person Theatre


By the way, if any readers have strong opinions about which universities would be strong in theatre arts (in this happy state of California, please), feel free to send me your thoughts.

Please send thoughts in writing. I’m very poor with the whole mind reading thing.

Today is “recovery day”. It’s not all that big of a deal after opera, because our last week only includes three concerts. But still, I need a bit of down time, and then I need to get my act together and work on the symphony set.

Tomorrow I meet with SCU students for the first time. I’m looking forward to that!