Category Archives: Beatles

Creativity #2: Ten Thousand Hours

In the book Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell is quoted as suggesting: “Researchers have settled on what they believe is the magic number for true expertise: ten thousand hours.” It often seems that creative people are blessed with a mystical (and unfair) … Continue reading

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Newtown Tragedy: “Here Comes the Son”

Posted December 2012 Little Benjamin Wheeler was buried in Newtown, Connecticut last week, one of twenty first-graders who died in the mass shooting. At the funeral, grieving friends and family played the tune “Here Comes the Sun” for the budding … Continue reading

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“Come Together”: The Congressional Remix

Here’s the pop album cover I’d like to see. Walking across Constitution Avenue in D.C., these four rock-and-rollers: Harry Reid, Mitch McConnell, Nancy Pelosi, and John Boehner. Striding confidently left to right, one of them barefoot, a nondescript Volkswagen bug … Continue reading

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