Model of Group Development (Sharman)

Awhile ago I picked up a copy of "The Perfect Meeting" by David Sharman (1993, Wings). I had in mind that it would be useful for an role that I picked up in a volunteer organization. At the time I neglected to read it. I finally did that this week. Despite it being a book on business meetings, it reminded me of the way musicians may act.

Overwhelmed by the Big, Overwhelming by the Small

We must not, in trying to think about how we can make a big difference, ignore the small daily differences we can make which, over time, add up to big differences that we often cannot foresee.
- Marian Wright Edelman

Publishing, Ego, Telling Time

If somebody's going to write and publish something, then they probably think a lot of them self. Or about their work, at least. Take this mini-blog, for example.

Balance precludes universal mastery

True balance requires
assigning realistic performance expectations
to each of our roles.

True balance requires us
to acknowledge that
our performance in some areas

No - more, less

This reminds me of that special art in life: saying no to opportunities:

Compete with yourself first

Our business in life is not to get ahead of others but to get ahead of ourselves - to break our own records, to outstrip our yesterdays by our todays, to do our work with more force than e

Android -> Palm. [done]

During 2009, when I started reading about Android. I was worried about the calendar/task/contact managers, but not overly so.

Between Time

“Guard well your spare moments. They are like uncut diamonds. Discard them and their value will never be known. Improve them and they will become the brightest gems in a useful life."

Notes - 2011 MSBF Intermediate Jazz Tutorials

This year, at MSBF on Friday the 19th of August, educator Jenny Going presented a short tutorial on "Guidelines for Improvisation." The audience was students in the intermediate jazz section. I am uncertain whether she was the organiser for the materials (author/gatherer), but perhaps noone can lay claim to these sort of things anyhow.

These are my brief notes from Jenny's tutorial.

Busy-ness (cont'd)

I am once again reminded that saying no to things is a skill that requires practice. It is also a skill that is required for living a non-frantic life.

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