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Rediscover Harmony

Rediscover Harmony

Chorus America, is an advocacy, research, and leadership development organization that advances the choral field. They support and serve choral conductors, administrators, board members, and singers with tools, training, peer networking, and access so that choruses are better able to contribute to their communities.

Rick Wakeman

Rick Wakeman

He's best known for being in the progressive rock band Yes across five tenures between 1971 and 2004 and for his solo albums released in the 1970s.

And in 2022 I was blessed with the opportunity of a life time, when I attended Rick Wakeman's "The Even Grumpier Old Rock Star" concert here in Tucson. 

The NO DEAD TREES Collection

  • Storing Data in a Hologram

    The traditional way of taking a three-dimensional photograph, or hologram, involves splitting a laser beam in two, reflecting one half (known as the object beam) off the thing that is to be holographed, and then recombining it with the other half (known as the reference beam) and exposing a photographic film to the result.

    The process of recombination produces an interference pattern that is recorded on the film, and when this pattern is viewed in suitable lighting, an image that looks three-dimensional becomes visible to the eye.

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  • MIT's "Open Knowledge Systems" Initiative

    The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has some of its course materials available online -- for free.

    With an Internet connection and a Web browser, you can access MIT's pilot project: OpenCourseWare which includes the syllabus, lecture notes, exams (with answers), and videotaped lectures of 32 MIT courses.

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  • C is for Conundrum

    Sometimes I hear bits and pieces of song lyrics in my head. I find many of them to be particularly relevant, like Dave Matthews asking you "what would you say", or The Who exhorting you to "pick up your guitar and play".

    Of course, it’s much easier said than done. There are so many other distractions, as well as necessary duties in life, that there is often little time left for anything unscheduled. As much as I love playing music, I often find that I need to have a goal in mind in order to make time to play.

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  • I've been flying in my dreams!

    I had a dream where I was aware of my consciousness during the dream. In other words, I was aware of my awareness while I was dreaming. This changed everything that I had ever thought about the subject of dreaming, and eventually I found out that I had been Lucid Dreaming.

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