Anyone for “second fiddle?”

FiddleLeonard Bernstein (1918-1990) became a world famous orchestra conductor. He was described by the New York Times as "one of the most prodigiously talented and successful musicians in American history." His fame derived from his long tenure as the music director of the New York Philharmonic, from his conducting of concerts with most of the world's leading orchestras, and from his music for numerous shows, including West Side Story

Bernstein was once asked what is the most difficult instrument to play.  

He replied, "Second fiddle.… Read the rest

10 Ways Your Phone is Changing the World

IphoneIn this week’s special wireless issue titled, “THE WIRELESS ISSUE. 10 Ways Your Phone is Changing the World,” TIME explores how mobile phones have become a super-extension of ourselves, altering in fundamental ways how we approach everything from education to politics, from medicine to romance.… Read the rest

Inspiring Story of a Rich Man and His Son …

SonYears ago, there was a very wealthy man who, with his devoted young son, shared a passion for art collecting. Together they travelled around the world, adding only the finest art treasures to their collection. Priceless works by Picasso, Van Gogh, Monet and many others adorned the walls of the family estate.… Read the rest

A New Season: Spring

SunHere in Melbourne, Australia the season of Spring begins – today!

I love Spring. We start to move away from the cold, rainy and cloudy days of winter. The sun starts to become warmer. Birds are singing their little hearts out. Trees that have looked dead start to blossom with new life.… Read the rest