On the advantages of being Type A.

Categories:  Effectiveness, Inspiration, Life, Motivation, Music

I keep hearing that something called “project management” is a hot new field, one of the few growing occupations in our turbulent late-stage-capitalist economy. According to Wikipedia, “project management” is the discipline of planning, organizing, securing, and managing resources to achieve specific goals. Well, jeez Read the rest of this entry »

Constraints & creativity; music & motherhood.

Categories:  Effectiveness, Life, Music, Parenthood

I wouldn’t recommend doing what I did. My first professional gigs as a jazz pianist/singer took place in the same year that I was raising our infant son. Read the rest of this entry »

Don’t fake it. Make it.

Categories:  Effectiveness, Goals, Inspiration, Life, Music, Public Performance

I’m slightly afraid to go public with this. If I say it out loud, it sort of obligates me to follow through…. Read the rest of this entry »

New year? I’m already resolved.

Categories:  Effectiveness, Life, Music, Writing

Poof! There goes another year. The good news is that, at least for now, they’re still churning out subsequent ones every 365 day or so.

Almost nothing feels as good as landing upright in the first week of January and realizing I don’t need resolutions. I am thick in media res, living my dreams (well, some of them), enjoying myself, taking care of my family, knocking tasks off my list. Sure, I could choose to stress over all the unaddressed ambitions and incomplete projects (chaotic kitchen junk drawer, anyone?). Let’s just say I prefer to keep the Maybe I’ll get to it one day!?!? list over in a box in the corner, while imminent plans and projects are productively underway. Read the rest of this entry »