Miles

This is my good friend, Miles. He’s got Japanese roots, but was actually born in Georgetown, KY. He was named after Miles Davis, one of the greatest jazz musicians of all time. Miles has visited each coast, been to Canada Continue reading Miles

Take Two: Sometimes the Only Thing That Can Relax You is Music

Okay everyone, break time. It’s been a tough day, tough week, tough month maybe. (Tell me about it! I’ve been trying to get this post out for a day-and-a-half. Hoping this gets to everyone in it’s complete form.) You’re frazzled, Continue reading Take Two: Sometimes the Only Thing That Can Relax You is Music

Music, Jazz, and Improvisation

Music satisfies three cornerstones of a Neo Renaissance (Neo Ren) life: Emotional, Intellectual, and Spiritual. Performing music can often satisfy the fourth cornerstone, Physical. Ever see a fat rock-and-roll drummer? Ever check the lung capacity and endurance of a lead Continue reading Music, Jazz, and Improvisation

If This Doesn’t Move You, You Must be Dead

A short and sweet post about one of the Neo Renaissance cornerstones, Emotional. In four-and-a-half minutes, you may  experience just about all the positive emotions you can think of. Enjoy. Share with others. Do you have any music to share Continue reading If This Doesn’t Move You, You Must be Dead

The Neo-Renaissance Golfer

“My name is Chris and I’m a golfaholic.” The group mumbled in unison, “Hi, Chris.” … Just kidding. Sort of. Golf is certainly addictive to a small part of the population, but I don’t think it has ruined many lives Continue reading The Neo-Renaissance Golfer

The Funniest Thing You Will Read Today

Ran across this today. Always plenty of laughs, and a fun way to stimulate one’s creativity if you are a writer or just like to play with words. http://www.bulwer-lytton.com/2013win.html Humor is a great intellectual/emotional/ even spiritual stimulant (heck, even physical because Continue reading The Funniest Thing You Will Read Today

A week of loss

It has been one of those weeks here in southern Minnesota. The kind that leaves you wondering about metaphysics. Questions pop into your head like: Why do we die in the first place? How come death comes so suddenly and Continue reading A week of loss