Mood for a Day

I always like the title of this song written by YES guitarist Steve Howe. I don’t believe he was thinking about any particular day of the week when he composed it, but I would expand this idea to be “Mood for Each Day of the Week.” For me, each day has a special feel to … More Mood for a Day

Gratitude Matters

During the holiday season a lot of good cheer is had. Food appears, office areas are decorated, cards and other tokens of appreciation are provided, employees are invited to lunch, and typically the mood is light and cheery. Those are nice but opportunities for gratitude happen all through the year and do not have to … More Gratitude Matters

Follow the Leader

We are all probably familiar with that game “follow the leader” from our childhood where the followers are supposed to mimic the leader. I can’t even remember the last time I mimicked. Leaders are not mythical or super heroes, at least the ones I’m familiar with are not – every so-called leader I know is … More Follow the Leader

She Soars

She has a boundless heart She’s fearless and peerless She’s driven and committed Brimming with kindness and compassion Engaging and laser-guided passion She rides high in the sky To see all within her view Thunderous, a power glide Across the silky heavens she soars Through the billowy clouds she roars Leading with her heart Guided … More She Soars

The Alan Parson Project: 40 Years Later and Very Much Alive

Forty years ago, a very unusual concept album entitled Tales of Mystery and Imagination Edgar Allan Poe, was released by The Alan Parsons Project. Founded by Alan Parsons and Eric Woolfson, the project was essentially songwriters Parsons and Woolfson, aided by a cast of musicians that would change with each passing album. Parsons, fresh from … More The Alan Parson Project: 40 Years Later and Very Much Alive

Running For President

Every four years, a group of folks declare their candidacy for the top spot, to be the recognized leader of the free world. These folks self declare themselves to be the best, the brightest, and the distinctly qualified to assume the top leadership position in the entire world. All candidates, even incumbents, must go through … More Running For President