If you ever get asked to lead a marching band through the East Village, do it.

If you ever get asked to lead a marching band through the streets of New York to meet up with other bands at a marching band festival, I can say with first hand experience, you should do it: http://www.boweryboogie.com/2012/10/marching-with-honk-nyc-in-the-east-village-video/ I got an email that morning asking me to lead Minor Mishap from Austin through the East Village in a confluence of brass bands as part of Honk Fest. There is nothing like the feeling of being followed by a brass band through the city, playing your own soundtrack.

An equation for us all to work on [ Stress=(Value*Responsibility)-Control ]

I had a wonderful conversation with a new friend while visiting with Meg Keys as she was working a shift at Red Lantern Bikes – a great combination bar/coffee/bike place… We were talking about stress, and I was talking about how responsibility and control are tied together: responsibility without control is sort of the definition of what causes stress. Also, your perceived value of how important the things you are dealing with are amplify the stress. (Oh, and if algebra is one of those things that cause you undo stress,... Read The Rest →

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