I’m taking a blog-holiday after this post.  I’ll park an infinite number of curves right here with the following observations:

  • The atmosphere is approximately 62 miles thick.  That means Brooklyn is closer to outer space than it is to Philadelphia.
  • Schoenberg famously said that genius is reserved for the dead.  In these politically cautious times, when everyone in the music world is careful not to make waves, we can update Arnold’s axiom to say that criticism is reserved for the dead.
  • Kenyan proverb: if you want to go fast, go alone.  If you want to go far, go together.
  • Recently read in the NY Times that difficulty handling financial matters is an early sign of Alzheimer’s.  Amazing it didn’t occur to them that having to manage ones finances in this mind-bogglingly complicated era could be a cause of Alzheimer’s.

See you in 2011.

One Response to “Random, End-of-the-Year Thoughts”
  1. Rob Baldwin says:

    I will be borrowing the Kenyan proverb for my next faculty meeting–Thanks and Happy New Year!

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