Who Got Skillz?

Who Got Skillz?

Whatever happened to musical skills? As a musician, I’m perplexed by a phenomenon I began to notice a few years ago. There are vast numbers of musicians who can’t play instruments very well. In fact, many successful musical artists don’t play instruments at all since...
To Be Is To Do

To Be Is To Do

I have a degree in philosophy. But I’m not bragging. Far from it. Because if life had a rewind button, there would be a different piece of paper hanging on my Mom’s living room wall. The wall might even be bare. Now, in retrospect, I often wonder how I ended up in the...
The Generation Crap

The Generation Crap

For many years now, I’ve heard about a phenomenon called the generation gap. There’s supposedly a huge difference between young and old; a gap in interest, mentality, understanding etc. I remember this so-called generation gap was particularly stressed back in the...
Mother Kali: Destroyer of Demons

Mother Kali: Destroyer of Demons

I am not a Hindu. I subscribe to no religion. I prefer to think of myself as spiritual as opposed to religious. But I do consider myself to be a believer and follower of the Goddess Kali and all that she represents. Though Kali is very much associated with Hinduism,...
Wuxia: The Way of the Righteous Badass

Wuxia: The Way of the Righteous Badass

Every culture throughout the world has produced some form of heroic fiction. It’s an important genre, perhaps the most important genre of all, because heroes represent the ideal individual. Even though they’re usually larger than life and capable of superhuman feats,...
The Mystery of Earth, Wind, and Fire

The Mystery of Earth, Wind, and Fire

I love a good mystery. And one of my favorites concerns the band Earth, Wind and Fire. In my opinion, Earth, Wind and Fire is the greatest pop band of all time. They were highly accomplished musicians, talented songwriters and electrifying performers. But more...