What is stupid?

That question arose when Trump just recently decided to hit Canadian aluminum imports with a 10% surcharge. I won’t ask what happened to the recent trade agreement with Canada and Mexico, but I will ask how that surcharge makes any sense. Continue reading

Self educating!

It’s an interesting concept isn’t it? Forget the formal education process and simply self-educate!

Sadly, there are more issues with that concept than I have candles on my birthday cake … and that’s lots but, outside of our respective formal education systems, self-education is a very viable and rewarding habit to get into. Continue reading

“Tuning My Guitar”

Following on from yesterday’s Post, there was a young lady who felt inspired to write about her frustrations with the music industry, and one song in particular (“What have they done to my song, Ma?”) would seem to be a parallel story to Gordon Giltrap’s experience.  i.e. What he wrote and how he visualized it being performed, was rather different from how it was ultimately published. Continue reading

Music … free spirit or in chains?

The arts, in the broadest use of the term, is an interesting contradiction in perceptions. I see any creative process as free from all expectations and pre-conceived notions, and yet that can be far from the truth. Can (or should) a free creative spirit be steered down a conforming road? How do we see creative freedom in comparison to conformity (to expectations)? Continue reading

.. and then there were three!

 

For anybody mystified by this post, see link below:

https://meandray.com/2020/04/14/easter-egg/

We’ve had them for a while now but the location, relative to the sun’s position, and the fact that we have to take the pic through rear window glass panels, makes for limited photo opportunities. As at this morning (Tuesday 28th), there are 3 hungry little chicks with mouths permanently open, and Mom and Dad are going non-stop feeding them. Hopefully we’ll have an opportunity or two for some “chick pics”!