It’s Never too Late to Succeed

A New York Times article just came out about a study that shows success is not age related. The article was in part based on large scale study that was recently published on ScienceMag.org The idea might be counter intuitive when you think about the great discoveries and successes of our time. A lot of names that we know such …

Calvin and Hobbes: The Last Adventure

(Authors note: Bill Watterson did not write or give me permission to write this story. I wrote it as a memorial because the “Calvin and Hobbes” comic strips were an integral part of my life from the start when I was a teenager to the finish. I found other versions of Calvin’s last story online and was inspired to write …

Toilets that Flush, a Personal Review

Simple pleasures. It’s a cliche of course, but there are in fact some simple pleasures that cost relatively little yet offer a long term relaxing feeling of happiness that is difficult to find elsewhere. Sometimes discovering a simple pleasure comes later in life. For example, I didn’t discover the wonders of pomegranates and avocados, or learn how to spell them, until …

How to Remove Keys on a Yamaha S90 ES Keyboard

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There are times when you need to remove the keys from your keyboard like when the felts go bad or the contacts break down or your keys get damaged on the gig. Almost all keyboards have a trick or two that makes removing keys easy. The Yamaha S90 ES keyboard is a great set of keys and if you need …

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Don’t Let Your Son or Daughter Quit Piano Lessons

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Reality is that the sky is blue, water is wet, most kids quit piano lessons, and letting that happen is one of the biggest mistakes a parent can make. Treat piano lessons as a daily fact of life. Like eating dinner and going to school. Make piano a part of the routine, not something extra. That 30 minutes of practice …