So now that schools are reopening, many of us have more time to ourselves. And it’s a great time of year to make new resolutions. Maybe you… Read more “How do I form a good habit?”
Month: August 2020
How can I feel like an impostor today?
The craic was always better after we won than after we lost, especially when we won and no-one expected us to do so. It might seem obvious,… Read more “How can I feel like an impostor today?”
How to be a musician
I received a lovely handwritten note today. In one part of it, the author thanked me for teaching him how to be a musician. It was nice… Read more “How to be a musician”
Where is George Gibney?
This blog follows a model of regular communication. It’s the way I like to do it at the moment, but there are of course other options. One… Read more “Where is George Gibney?”
On asking advice…
Firstly, do it. If you’re starting to write a newspaper column, talk to someone who has written one before. But be careful. Don’t fool yourself and think… Read more “On asking advice…”
Not for you!
Here’s who my piano lessons are not for… If you want to do exams, they’re not for you. If you want to learn to read sheet music,… Read more “Not for you!”
An elegant ending
Endings can be stressful. Be it breaking up a romantic relationship, leaving a band, or even telling a teacher that your child isn’t returning to his lessons,… Read more “An elegant ending”
How we think about making and losing money…
Psychologists Amos Tversky and Daniel Kahneman are interested in the concept of loss and gain. During the course of their research, they conducted one experiment in which… Read more “How we think about making and losing money…”
Why we get so many things wrong…
I’m stealing this headline from an article in today’s Irish Times, dealing with a survey showing significant gaps between our perceptions and reality on issues such as… Read more “Why we get so many things wrong…”
In praise of Sligo’s young musical community…
20 weeks. 58 videos. Almost 80 past and present performers from 19 Teenage Theme Nights. Families making music together. A community living up to its promises and… Read more “In praise of Sligo’s young musical community…”