Today we don’t just complete 2015. Finally, finally I make good on my wacky promise to give a prize to every single entry to a contest I’ll never forget — for that reason — What Could Possibly Make This Person Tick?
We’re off to an appreciative start. Here is what Blog-Buddy BRANDI wrote in Comments 70-72:
What Makes Iggy Azalea Tick — or Rap, in This Case
She is an Australian rapper/songwriter/model who dropped out of high school and left her home land at the age 16 and moved to Miami alone to pursue her dream of hip hop music.
By December 2014 the now 24-year-old placed number one on the Billboard Year-End Top New Artist chart — proving to all naysayers she has become an influential force in hip hop music and is not killing rap music. CONTINUE READING →
“I’d like to see an aura reading of Professor Robert Greenberg. I have been very much enjoying his eight dvd “Great Course” lecture on the 30 Greatest Orchestral Works. He is a fantastic lecturer, so passionate about classical music and great at telling stories. He seems like someone with a great deal of soul thrill in his life.”
Marina Abramović was born in Serbia in 1946. She grew up under the Tito dictatorship. She described her upbringing as “military-style control.” Her mother would wake Marina up in the middle of the night to do military training.
Later Marina Abramović went to art school where she got involved in performance art. This included:
Nerdrum creates six to eight paintings a year that include still life paintings of small, everyday objects like bricks, portraits and self-portraits, and large paintings allegorical and apocalyptic in nature. Subjects of Nerdrum’s paintings are often dressed as if from another time and place.
Nerdrum says that his art should be understood as kitsch rather than art as such. “On Kitsch”, a manifesto composed by Nerdrum, describes the distinction he makes between kitsch and art. Nerdrum’s philosophy has spawned The Kitsch Movement among his students and followers, who call themselves kitsch painters rather than artists. CONTINUE READING →
I don’t mean, “Only do what makes you happy” or “Do this at the expense of others.”
You Blog-Buddies are responsible folks. At least those of you I know personally (and that is a whole lot of you, between your blog comments and sessions and participation in workshops and, as of this year, interactions at my Facebook Group for Empath Empowerment Skills).
Being responsible, of course you do plenty of things to help others. In fact you may be super-responsible. How many YES answers will you score on the following checklist? CONTINUE READING →
I mentioned in the Facebook Empath Empowerment Skills group that disparate parts of my life tend to connect themselves up in interesting ways, and that things I wrote years ago sometimes wind up having even more meaning to the current me–well, here’s a prime example of that.
I was thinking about a recent RES session with Rose as I was drifting to sleep. And because my thoughts were drifting, I wound up wondering if I were to send her a recorded copy of me singing (this was hypothetical), which song would I choose?
And I got a startlingly clear answer that it could be “Spread Your Wings,” which is the only one I have recorded that I actually wrote. CONTINUE READING →