A Belated Gift

[Clever Caption comes from Here] Can you choose the “mode” through which your own mind interprets what it perceives? If you can answer the question definitively with a “yes” or a “no,” your mode — your assumptions, beliefs, and so forth — is essentially revealed — high-five! If asked to explain your answer, I have… Continue reading A Belated Gift

The Metronome

It’s been almost two years since taking up the mandolin as my first instrument. From my Aikido and other experiences, I suspect I’m still one to three years out from “black belt” status–having the basics integrated and being prepared to really start learning. Like an Aikido mudansha, though, I’m competent enough to impress outsiders with… Continue reading The Metronome