November 30, 2021

CANADIANA by Canadian Brass

New album from the legendary Canadian brass quintet, playing their own renditions of famous Canadian authors. This is their 108th album on the 51st anniversary of the group. Here is a collection of songs from famous Canadian authors like Joni Mitchell, Rush, k.d. lang, Bruce Cockburn, […]
August 28, 2019

When Listening Comes Alive – review

A Guide to Effective Learning and Communication by Paul Madaule When Listening Comes Alive is a book I have discovered by a pure accident, while reading unrelated articles in my online news aggregator app. And I am very happy for this discovery.  It should be logical, […]
June 7, 2017

Do You Want Improve Your Listening Skills?

Two interesting and seemingly unrelated writings crossed their paths recently on my computer screen. The first is a book The Zen Of Listening: Mindful Communication In The Age Of Distraction, written by Rebecca Shafir. The second is a Medium article The Rise of Audio & Voice, […]
March 7, 2017

How playing an instrument benefits your brain.

A picture is worth a thousand words. How many words is worth a video then? In under five minutes this animated movie from TED-Ed explains many benefits of playing a musical instrument. They compare playing to the brain’s equivalent of a full body workout. The reason […]