These are more for me, this morning, as reminders about life and how I need to be strong, and brave. Good advice, however, for ALL of us! ~nrl
I'm posting these links more for myself than anyone else. It is a personal reminder for me when I am up against learning something new, and think that I can't. "Can't never did anything!" (how often I was told that growing up, enough to nearly deny the statement. Just the fear of failure is my biggest obstacle, and I am 'normal' in comparison to the awesome musicians I have posted here.
Shame on me to even take time to feel sorry for myself when I am trying to learn something new, and the light does not go on right away. These types of individuals are my daily heroes . . . the people who, in spite of their own disabilities, never quit trying. Kudos and my hats off to all of you. And, thank you, for your inspiration! ~nrl
http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/teen-can-play-guitar-thanks-3d-printed-prosthetic-hand/ 3-D Printed Hand allows young teen to play guitar
Dan Caro, amazing jazz drummer with no hands!
With a winter warnings and requests for people not to go out unless they have to, the store didn't open today. We have had intermittent snow, blowing and drifting most of the day. It worked well for me. I may have found someone to regularly do my snow removal. I love synchronicity . . . had I not been home, this would not have happened.
A young man knocked on my door and asked if I needed snow removal. The worst has passed so the majority of the drifting is done (hopefully). The young man explained that he has his own handyman service, and actually lives across the street.
When I paid him, I asked a few more questions of him to find that he is afflicted with ADHD and his mother is helping him learn to be independent. His odd jobs are like his fun money. He seemed like a decent young man who is struggling (as we all are, on some level) and doing his best in life.
I have a grandson who is in the autism spectrum so I understand the dynamics of of how this young man's mind works. I would rather spend extra $$ for someone like him and hope that my small action will encourage him in some way. And, as you might imagine, his work ethic is better than most.
Thank you, Richard!
Another musical icon & poet has 'traveled on', 'moved on' . . .
as I recall him so often to have written, orated, or sang.
It was a time of protest and folk music to attempt to soothe the wounds of war,
or at least divert the pain of war.
Rod McKuen ~ 4/29/1933 to 1/29/2015
Who is this little girl?
I am . . .