From the Editor
Welcome to newsletter issue #25. Two exciting discoveries take the lead in this issue of our newsletter. When I say “discoveries,” I mean my own discoveries. But the chances are, they’ll be your discoveries, too [more]
Interested in publishing your conversations with everyday heroes and artists? Want to get a hard-copy of our magazine? Want to suggest someone for an interview? Contact Us.
Besides meeting Tashi, another significant thing happened. Dr. Thinley explained that that the king of Bhutan prefers Gross National Happiness over Gross National Product. Now, I’d read these words some years before and had thought that’s just so nice. I thought it was rhetoric, of course, but what good rhetoric! But as Dr. Thinley elaborated the king’s point of view, I realized it was actually guiding the country. I was just floored!
I work with a lot of choirs and with kids showing them how to make music not having anything other than your self. It’s a great way to build community, too—everybody moving together and making this massive, living drum organism. It’s really hard for adults to learn this sometimes, but with kids, I just break it down and before you know it, it becomes part of their rhythmic body language. I love that, and I love to see the light go on in their eyes—\“Wow, I can really do this!\”