Journal: Autumn-2016 – What I’ve Learned in the Past Year

Signs of Autumn-2016 It is autumn-2016, the signs are clear. The air is cooler. The kids are back at school. People seem busier as the relaxed summer disposition subsides. It’s fall. The leaves will soon begin to change color and the temperature will steadily begin to drop as we head towards winter. Here in the north, […]

Book review: “Extreme Ownership” by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin

(Reviewed by Jose Bernardo on June 12, 2016) Book: Extreme Ownership: How US Navy SEALs Lead and Win Authors: Jocko Willink and Leif Babin Released: First Edition 2015 On Amazon: click here We read the Kindle version “EXTREME OWNERSHIP” IS A GAME CHANGER This book is a true game changer, if you’re willing to re-read it plenty of […]

Article: Defending “meh”

As I have been going through the process of reprinting my old CD reviews for The Weekly Riff webzine (written in 2008 – 2010) for this site, I noticed that I used the term “meh” a lot in my reviews. In my defence, I am not using it as a cop out or to be […]

Article: How Not to Quit Learning a New Instrument

How Not to Quit Learning a New Instrument Many times, beginners will quit or get discouraged. I often find that the trouble is one thing: not getting results fast enough. Having realistic goals is a good place to start. You won’t learn to play like someone who has decades of experience in a day, week, […]