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March 2012

Small Is Good

Small Is Good“Big is not necessarily bad.” Those words came from Richard Nixon when he was president of the United States. I thought a lot about that remark and finally came to the conclusion that big too often is bad. We saw the cost of banks and corporations “too big to fail” in the Wall Street debacle.… Read the rest

The Power of Mentors

MentorsSome time ago I wrote a blog about the teachers who had influenced my way of thinking and creating. I mentioned briefly my percussion teacher at the University of Illinois, Paul Price, but didn’t emphasize the importance and long-range effect of his influence.… Read the rest