Browsing: Music Picks

From Moonlight to Courage | A Spirit’s Guide to Surviving Life’s Song

*Rich Day, one of this blog’s most active participants, shares a lovely story that’s guaranteed to give you what my mother-in-law calls a “leaky faucet moment.”  ~ Susan Both of my daughters, Christine and Shannon, took up the piano, along with all the lessons, the hours of practice, and the nervousness of performing at recitals.  […]


Idan Raichel, Singer-Songwriter, Keeps QUIET, Lets His Music Do The Talking

A few weeks ago, I took my husband to a concert as a surprise. He had no idea where we were going until we got to the box office. His best guess was Ethiopian food, which we’ve both been craving — and this wasn’t entirely off the mark. We spent the evening with Idan Raichel, whose […]


Life is Beautiful, and Other Weekend Music

Hi everyone, For the holiday weekend, here are three music picks to make you step lightly: 1. Me Gustas Tu, by my long-time favorite Manu Chao. If you’ve never heard of Manu Chao before, you’re going to be really thrilled to discover him. 2.”Life is Beautiful,” by the lovely singer-songwriter Amy Correia. 3. The book […]

Quiet: The Book

- Wall Street Journal

Bill Gates names "The Power of Introverts" one of his all-time favorite TED Talks.

Best Nonfiction Book of 2012

QUIET has been voted the best nonfiction book of 2012


1. There’s a word for “people who are in their heads too much”: thinkers.

2. Our culture rightly admires risk-takers, but we need our “heed-takers” more than ever.

3. Solitude is a catalyst for innovation.

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