The Mental Battle is Back

It’s been a while since I’ve talked about my ADD and how I deal with it. I recently have made some major changes in my life and this semester is many things for me. This week has been both good and trying.

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Remember to Unwind

So it has been a stressful week back at school. I hate “welcome to class” week, you know that week where you get the syllabus and your teacher/professor is just going over the syllabus or giving that basic information that is helpful, but feels like nothing. I just went through that week and felt many things. I felt like I was still chomping at the bit to get going, but I also felt like I was being thrown into the deep end and just barely treading water, more on that and why is for a different post. But I found myself getting tenser and tenser as the week went on, so I had to de-stress myself to get back to where I wanted to be mentally. I hope this post helps you, my dear reader, to remember to breath and unwind.

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Be A Pigeon

Animals are amazing, especially those that live in the city. If you think about it, humans are an invasive species. We kill off animals and devastate natural habitats to fit our needs. Much like kudzu, the plant that ate the south, we take over when we move in. But what happens to those animals that have no choice, but to live among us. I’m not taking about our cats and dogs. I’m talking about what we consider vermin.

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What’s next?

Sooo! New Year is over. Christmas has been over. So what’s next? That awkward week following the New Year’s Day where we all have to adjust to saying, “It’s 2018.” That week where if you don’t start it right, you think you’ve ruined your whole year. That week of wondering, what will make THIS year different? I’ll tell you what makes 2018 different. Nothing and yet, everything.

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Musings from My Mind – Christmas

You know, I’ve never really thanked those of you who read my blog routinely no matter how long my blogging gaps are. Half the time, I really do think I’m just talking to no one and yelling my thoughts into the abyss that is the deep interwebs. But I know there are a few of you who have been with me since I was on Blogger. Not really sure how big or little my consistent reader base is, but I am grateful for whatever size of a base it is. One of these days I’ll get consistent… maybe. But for now, I thank each and everyone of you who come back and see if I’ve updated or done something strange. Thank you for your readership. Now, on to the main bit…

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Two Versions… What?

This is an excerpt from my listening journal I maintained for my music and culture class this last semester. We talked about authenticity and jazz songs being re-released by different artists with different music styles. Big Mamma Thorton and Elvis and “Hound dog” should come to mind. This particular song is the theme song to NCIS: New Orleans and is a nice song to bop around to.

Note: I do use Spotify so my links are to Spotify. You can get a free account (or a paid one). I love Spotify, I really do. So yeah, Spotify.

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A Message from Your GM: New Page is LIVE!

The semester is over! So I’m putting my listening journal for my Music and Culture class on here, because I worked on it and want it out there somewhere. I really enjoyed this class and it really expanded my musical world. SO! If you notice, the page label no longer reads, “COMING SOON! MUSIC!” and now reads, “Music” (rather boring but gets the point across). If you click JUST THE TAB it will take you to the music page where I have linked any post that has to do with music, as well as a link to my original listening journal. If you look in the drop down, you’ll see the page for my original listening journal. Pretty straight forward.

If all of that was too confusing here’s a link to the Music page… HERE!

Note: I do use Spotify so my links are to Spotify. You can get a free account (or a paid one). I love Spotify, I really do. So yeah, Spotify.

Hope you enjoy! Sanders out!

Just Listen… Because It Isn’t Noise

Shhhhhh…. do you hear it? Where are you right now? Close your eyes and listen. Do you hear it? Noise? No, it’s the music of place.

What do you hear? Listen carefully. Just listen… Are you listening?

Good, because it’s time to just listen. The music of place…

But that’s not what this is about. That was just to get you to listen, so keep listening.

Note: I do use Spotify so my links are to Spotify. You can get a free account (or a paid one). I love Spotify, I really do. So yeah, Spotify.

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