What is “Average”?

I’ve been thinking about what it means to be “average”, otherwise known as the sum of all units divided by the total number of units.

We use that term a lot in society, but when you think about it, it doesn’t really mean much without proper context. Let’s consider it with respect to singing ability, not just because it’s a good example, but since it’s what got me onto this topic. Continue Reading

Three Decades of Performing Arts

After leaving it unfinished for far too long, I’ve finally written content for the Performing Arts section of my website, which I also renamed from Creative Arts. Because really, I’m all about playing to the audience (real or imagined). I think it was originally going to be “Creative” or “Creativity”, but then I thought that was too vague.

I won’t go into detail about it here, and I don’t recommend reading through it unless you have a lot of time to kill and are unusually interested in my background as a performer. It’s there because I just felt like writing about some/most/definitely-not-all of the things that have informed my perspective as an entertainer.

So there you have it. Read at your own risk, or ignore it and sleep well with the knowledge that I’ve got it covered.

Or, y’know, just sleep well.

Traditions

Traditions aren’t a big deal in my family. And I suppose there are times when I, being one of the more sentimental members, have struggled with that.

“Struggled” is actually too strong of a word…I just can’t think of a better one. It wouldn’t be right to say “disappointed” or “had difficulty”. Perhaps it’s best to say that I’ve sometimes wondered what it would be like to have the kinds of long-running family traditions that some of my friends have. Continue Reading

Understated

And just like that, it’s nine days between scatterthoughts. Chalk it up to being busy on a few things last weekend, and sick with a cold this past week. Not that I couldn’t have posted something while I’m sick…just that it wasn’t a high priority. Continue Reading