Inspiration: George Winston’s Simplistic Beauty

Very few of my early musical memories are independent of my parents, who listened to a wide variety of genres, artists, and time periods. Through them I was exposed to Meatloaf, John Denver, Bach, Bread, Stevie Nicks, and a host of other musicians to whom I still listen. Their album library contained the entire worldContinue reading “Inspiration: George Winston’s Simplistic Beauty”

Inspiration – Capturing What You See

Of all the forms of visual art, photography is unique in that it has the ability to capture moments in real-time, as they are happening, virtually instantaneously. Since it’s invention, the photographic camera has been used to capture moments from our everyday lives, recording birthdays, family gatherings, the building of new structures, Sunday afternoons, andContinue reading “Inspiration – Capturing What You See”

Inspiration – Henry V and War

And Crispin Crispian shall ne’er go by, from this day to the ending of the world, but we in it shall be remember’d. We few, we happy few, we band of brothers. ~ King Henry V, Henry V Shakespeare’s histories are rarely taught today, even in university level courses. As high school students, many haveContinue reading “Inspiration – Henry V and War”

Inspiration – Dracula is a Villain and He Knows It

Since the beginning of history, mankind has displayed a deep interest in the nature of evil. Evil was first most commonly portrayed as malignant gods, whose wrath and ire was to be avoided at all cost lest one find themselves cursed. Both repulsed by it and intrigued by it, our obsession with evil has ledContinue reading “Inspiration – Dracula is a Villain and He Knows It”

Inspiration – Questioning Morality with The Boondock Saints

“And shepherds we shall be. For Thee, my Lord, for Thee. Power hath descended forth from Thy hand. That our feet may swiftly carry out Thy command. And we shall flow a river forth to Thee. And teeming with souls shall it ever be. In Nomine Patris, Et Fili, Et Spiritus Sancti.” ~ The MacManusContinue reading “Inspiration – Questioning Morality with The Boondock Saints”