Music on the Mind

Every mind holds a different set of information. This is the beauty of diversity. If we all thought the same, retained the same factoids, collected homogeneous knowledge, or “danced to the same drum”, would life be worth living? The question is required because we’re not there. We don’t live in such a society. I can …

Music Mood

Bob Dylan probably didn’t know this when he was writing music, but listening to music can enhance the writing experience. Many writers claim they can have no distractions in the vicinity when they write. Some admit they start to write the lyrics of the song they’re listening to, so they can’t listen to anything. Others …

Silent Lullaby

Depending on where you’re living, the world can be a clamorous place. Ostensibly endless streams of digital diversions try to capture your attention. Cleverly disguised ads masquerade as entertainment. Forever-selling sales channels vie for your dollar. This Christmas, tell the stentorian advertisers you don’t have dollars. Say you only have pesos and watch them run …

The Hidden Benefits of Technology

Google Maps may be alleviating traffic. Have you ever used it to find the fastest route to your destination? Here’s how it works: you type in your destination, and as long as you allow the program to detect your current location (through the GPS in your cell phone, don’t worry, the FBI doesn’t monitor Google …