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Dealing with Criticism in Music

While I was studying classical guitar and composition at the conservatory, I not only learned how to play the guitar well and write music, but I also received a lot of criticism for my work from some of my teachers. I found this extremely difficult…
The railway man - book, movie
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The Railway Man

I recently watched a movie called The Railway Man (2013) on a Dutch commercial TV station. I recognized the actors, so I thought it might be interesting and continued to watch, but was sort of put off by the violence and torture the main character…
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Tire Pressure

Before I got up that day, I’d had a bad dream and I woke up feeling gloomy and irritated. Nevertheless, I began my daily activities, in spite of my dejection. That afternoon, I went grocery shopping in the nearby town of Wijhe (The Netherlands),…
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Daily Reminder

By Emiel F.A.J. Stöpler I have to remind myself Each and every day To take that risk And find my way We’re often told to live safely And keep our dreams small But never taking risks Is the biggest risk of all I ask myself…