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Benjamin Zander

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It’s All Invented

In The Art of Possibility, after decades of teaching music and seeing how students’ anxiety about grades interfered with their playing, co-author Benjamin Zander decides to give each pupil an “A” at the beginning of the semester.  Their only requirement is to write him a detailed letter explaining who they will have become by the … Continue reading

Dental Chair Delight: Is it Possible?

Mostly, I take good care of myself.  I meditate almost every day, exercise several times a week, eat a diet heavy on greens, beans, and grains.  I don’t smoke or drink (coffee or alcohol).  Yet, when it comes to my teeth, I can be a bit of a slacker.  Perhaps this is because, despite a … Continue reading

Do you live in possibility or fear?

I grew up in a family of news junkies.  Even though we lived in Massachusetts, we religiously studied the New York Times, pored over the Boston Globe, and skimmed the weekly local paper.  Later, the Wall Street Journal entered the mix for a more balanced ideological intake.  My father had first dibs, and the rest … Continue reading

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