Tidying Up

This past weekend Monocle magazine's much-anticipated television show for Bloomberg premiered with the airing of the first two of six episodes on Saturday and Sunday.

If you are not yet familiar with Monocle, since its 2007 launch much has been written about it and its globetrotting founder, Tyler Brûlé, including two love letters last year from Business Week and New York Magazine.

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Awaken Possibility

Last fall I came across a two year old TED talk from Boston Philharmonic conductor Benjamin Zander, entitled "On Music and Passion". I'd heard good things about The Art of Possibility, the book Zander wrote some time ago with his wife, Rosamund. Passion and possibility are favorite subjects of mine, so I watched.

I grew up in a house full of music. Classical was one element of a repertoire that included pop, jazz, blues, broadway, bluegrass, folk, choral, and opera. As a result, my musical tastes run the gamut. Still, while I enjoy classical, these days I listen to it rarely, go to see it performed even less frequently than that.

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