I was in Bloomington, Indiana in March to buy some of the best donuts in the world do some workshops for the School of Music (when you have a moment check out their cool workshop archive with videos and handouts of past workshops).
While I was there, I had the opportunity to meet Jeff Nelsen – a Canadian pig-farmer-raised amateur magician french horn player, whose name has often come up in conversations with students and professional musicians alike.
We met over chinese food and talked about music, psychology, the falling prices of computer hard drives, and the various forces that conspire
I found a tub of cream cheese in my freezer this week.
I didn’t put it there. My wife says she didn’t either. But what probably happened, is that in the morning rush to get the kids changed, fed, and out the door, we cleared the table and put everything away without really thinking about what we were doing.
Like putting milk in the pantry or our keys in the fridge, usually we catch ourselves and chuckle at our absent-mindedness.
I’ve always had a habit of cramming for tests.
There’s an interesting trend in the fitness industry nowadays.
It’s called functional strength training, and is a reaction to the observation that raw strength in the gym doesn’t always necessarily translate into strength in the real world.
Meaning, being able to bench press 300 lbs.