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Cohort? Mastermind? Both?

I always thought cohort was a singular word. Like partner, or companion. Likewise, I always thought mastermind was singular, and was usually preceded by the adjective “criminal.” I thought it was a synonym for “evil genius.” As I delve deeper into the business world as a solopreneur (another word I didn’t even know existed), IContinue reading “Cohort? Mastermind? Both?”

Pay Attention

I think I probably have Adult ADHD or ADD. Not sure which, but when I took an online test a few years back, I got to the end of it and it said, “Now, add up your points,” and I said, “Points? I just numbered a sheet wrote down √s for the ones that applied.Continue reading “Pay Attention”

The music still plays on

Two years ago this month, my mother-in-law, Barbara O’Meally, died of Alzheimer’s Disease. She was a truly lovely person, vital and curious, and probably the best mother I’ve ever known. Alzheimer’s is a horrible disease that robbed her of that vitality and that curiosity and deprived her 6 sons (!) and their families of herContinue reading “The music still plays on”

Learning is Messy and Dynamic

On one of my puppy walks, I was listening to the VocalFri podcast and heard USC vocologist and voice teacher Lynn Helding talk about the mechanics of learning to sing, and she said something I thought was really terrific: Learning is messy – and dynamic So I want to explore this some more. How isContinue reading “Learning is Messy and Dynamic”

Bragging Boldly

A few weeks ago, I wrote about the idea of confident humility vs false modesty. in which I talked about the need to be confident in your abilities and not to be afraid to share that confidence with others. And then this happened. On Sunday, one of my former Milwaukee colleagues, who is now inContinue reading “Bragging Boldly”

Back to 2021-2022!

Time to head back to 2021-2022 and to another year of curiously strong singing and performing! OYes, this is a reworking of the Back to Whatever graphic Last week, we had a wonderful three day series called “Back to Whatever,” in which we explored: Our Favorite Sings Pop/Rock for Dummies Exploring the Emotional Truth inContinue reading “Back to 2021-2022!”

Making an Impact Goes Both Ways

Sometimes I get emails from the parents of former students asking me to put something together to commemorate their child’s success – usually, graduation from high school or college – because apparently I had made some kind of impact in their lives and it would mean something to them. (I’ve also been to a coupleContinue reading “Making an Impact Goes Both Ways”

Assume People Like You

Since I’m out of town on vacation, I went through a few of my blogposts to see which ones could be re-visited, and here’s one from 2017. Hope you like it – and me. (And excuse any formatting issues – these were exported over from a different platform and the spacing is a bit wonky.)Continue reading “Assume People Like You”

Music’s Path

I’m heading off to Milwaukee Irish Fest this weekend (my own Music’s Path – more to be explained at the bottom of this post), so here is a 2017 blogpost about what Irish music means to me. (Excuse the spacing – this was imported from a different platform.) When I think of Irish music, IContinue reading “Music’s Path”