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It’s Very Personal

It’s Very Personal

Passion There is a burning fire, a flame that is unquenchable. The heat from the blaze pushes me to dig deeper, work harder and yearn for more. My biggest desire is to be able look back on the end of day and say, "I'm one step closer." I want to feel good about what...

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Think Again

Think Again

I am constantly calling myself in to question. Am I on the right path? Is my work important? Does it matter? Humbleness We over estimate what we are capable of. Especially when there isn't adequate information of what it is we are setting out to do. There is a natural...

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Mackncheeze Music Recipe Poisson Et Legumes

Mackncheeze Music Recipe Poisson Et Legumes

Simply - Fish and Vegetables Before I share the recipe, I have this to say... My heritage is from Alsace-Lorraine. Throw in a little German and Dutch, with a whole lot of French, and boom, there you have it. The result is my propensity for Gaulic Sensuality. This...

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Truth Is Simple?

Truth Is Simple?

Who and what To trust? I know I can trust my cat. He knows exactly what he wants, when he wants it, and has no problem letting me know. I appreciate his forthrightness even though I'm often unable to figure out his motives. I can definitely depend on him and his...

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Influences and Mentorship

Influences and Mentorship

A mentor is someone who instills a success oriented mentality in somebody else. Steve Jobs was Mark Zuckerberg's mentor. Oprah Winfrey's - poet and author, Maya Angelou. Woody Guthrie mentored Bob Dylan. American actress, dancer and singer, Chita Rivera was mentored...

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Mackncheeze Music Chicken Recipe

Mackncheeze Music Chicken Recipe

Poulet du Collins Low and slow, that's my secret. Gourmet is always best. I hate Bad Food. When I cook, I need the ability to walk away and focus on something else. Writing, or practicing, or recording, all super important. Lack of time is a huge consideration. Life...

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Process Is Art, Art Is Process

Process Is Art, Art Is Process

Life brings enormous challenges, some which might represent the distance between how things are and how we would like them to be. By implementing process I have learned to attain my goals. Putting aside distractions allows follow through. I work to accomplish daily...

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Happiness

Happiness

What Is Your Source of Joy? When your head is cast in bronze, is that when you will finally be happy? There is a difference between happiness and contentedness. Happy is a feeling, or a showing of pleasure, or of contentment. Contentment is a state of happiness and/or...

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Love and Relationships

Love and Relationships

We all know what love is. I won't even pretend to know what is right for another person. I'm not even sure that the general rules of romantic relationships actually work for everyone. Each dynamic has its own set of particulars which may not even apply to another...

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Mental Latency

Mental Latency

Often times I draw a blank while talking. The pause in thought process seems excruciating, including some mild embarrassment. This tendency is annoying. I am a highly intelligent human, or at least I would like to think so. My good friend Jerry explained this...

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Mackncheeze Music Recipe: Cuisses de Poulet ala Brion

Mackncheeze Music Recipe: Cuisses de Poulet ala Brion

Chicken Thighs The magic part of the chicken; its probably the fat content. Thighs are so easy to cook, just a little seasoning, let them slowly render, and, BAMM!!! Delicious, juicy cluck. Marinade I like to plan my meals ahead of time. I'm starting with twelve,...

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The Right Questions

The Right Questions

How Do I Know Who I Am? Are you searching for your identity? Curiosity is the key to understanding yourself. Asking questions leads to answers which in turn leads to more questions. The more specific the question, the more specific the answer, at least that's the...

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Inspiration

Inspiration

Beware Greeks Bearing Gifts The Greeks considered the Muses, the daughters of Zeus, goddesses of creativity. They were the source of inspiration for multiple artistic undertakings. Is inspiration of divine nature, of mystical origin? I have learned that creating...

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Spirituality

Spirituality

I think most all of us consider ourselves decent by nature. If we are suffering, it is only natural to seek a reason for that experience. Victor Frankl addresses this in his book "Man's Search For Meaning". How do we connect to our environment? Why do circumstances...

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Gratitude

Gratitude

I have spoken to many people who have great levels of success and one of the most predominate statements they make is of gratitude. They have appreciation for what they have, not necessarily dependent on monetary gain. Also, they speak of the path they have followed,...

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Criticism And Haters

Criticism And Haters

We all deal with it. Our art is very personal; it is an expression of the depths of our being. Criticism from others has torn me to shreds. Likewise, it has created feelings of inadequacy and anger. Someone else's disapproval of my abilities impacts my self worth....

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