Don’t Wait for Inspiration

A series of reminders for myself that you may find helpful: Don’t wait for inspiration to get to work. Remember what Dr. Briggs always said: “[Creative work] is 10% inspiration and 90% perspiration.” Don’t wait for the perfect timing....

Open-Source Music

I am an abashed (no pun intended) fiddler—and I don’t mean I play violin. Recently I’ve been tipping my toes into the water of open-source development for fun, learning basics of git, CLIs, SQL, Emacs Lisp, various bits and pieces of various programming...

New website: “Skeptical Spirit”

In an effort to make my busy life even busier, I’ve started a new website called Skeptical Spirit, where I’ll be talking about stuff having to do with skepticism, spirituality, personal development, and basically anything tangentially related to those...

Mindful Composition

As a composer (and, I’m sure, in any creative endeavor), it’s extremely, deceptively easy to fall into a rhythm and habit and just write without thinking too much about it. We simply write what we think sounds like it should come next in that moment alone; where the...