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Studio 360

Finding the Theme

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

June Update: It's crazy to think that we are approaching the halfway mark of this year. I have, finally, settled on a theme... I am going to do a seasonal painting of foliage and the sky. I really like the way it is showing the different hues of the sky and a progression of time.

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How to Compose Psychedelic Earthquakes

Monday, April 14, 2014

April Update: I finished a cut of the text, and, I have to say, I’m surprised that I didn’t have to get rid of much. Generally, I amalgamated angels — there are maybe two dozen individual angels with speaking roles — and I cut a large number of earthquakes. John the Revelator just could not get enough ...

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Rediscovering My Musical Language Skills

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

April Update: I tried to contact my singing voice only to find it had moved, and left no forwarding address. Having tracked it down, I find it now resides in a much smaller abode. My range has gone from 3 octaves to a mere 1 octave. Pitch control and placement are sketchy. Oi! Vocal exercises have begun in earnest ...

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New Year's Resolution: Canvas In The Kitchen

Friday, March 21, 2014

What’s the creative project you’ve been meaning to get done? Adrienne Ognibene, from Takoma Park, Maryland, resolved to complete six paintings and twelve large-scale charcoal drawings by year’s end. “I went to the back-to-school sale at the old art store I went to when I was in college ...

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Studio 360

To Dream the Improbable Dream

Thursday, March 13, 2014

March Update: This month, I’ve been thinking an awful lot about aging. When one is the primary caregiver for an aging parent, it is amazing how quickly your life can collapse in on itself. So I’ve been seeking out my favorite comedians and learning how to laugh freely as opposed to wryly. ...

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New Year’s Resolution: Make 'Em Laugh

Friday, February 07, 2014

As a young adult, Whoopi Goldberg inspired Julie Bayley to try stand-up comedy. Julie loved performing late night sets, but found herself limited by “a really horrific habit: I had to eat three times a day.” Instead, she parlayed some of those skills into a career as a marketer. Thirty years later ...

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Studio 360

New Year's Resolution: Returning to the Canvas

Friday, January 17, 2014

What’s the creative project you’ve been meaning to get done? When we put out the call in December, we heard from hundreds of people eager to throw their hat in the ring, and commit themselves to following through on their artistic plans. Adrienne Ognibene says she had “a passionate love affair with ...

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Studio 360

Mike Doughty’s Biblical New Year’s Resolution

Friday, January 10, 2014

What is the creative project you’ve been meaning to get done? Last year, we followed four listeners who, with our periodic encouragement/nagging, all reached their goals. When we put out the call for 2014, we heard from hundreds of people eager to throw their hat in the ring ...

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Studio 360

New Year’s Resolution: Page by Page

Friday, July 26, 2013

It’s July, and you’ve long given up on the bright shiny resolutions you made at the end of 2012. But a few Studio 360 listeners who told us about their creative resolutions are sticking with them (aided, perhaps, by our persistent nagging). Charlie Capp is keeping good on his word to turn ...

Slideshow: Work in Progress

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Studio 360

The Teacher Goes Back to School

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

June Update: Choosing the music has been so confusing. After deciding to tackle an entire chronology of the cello, I quickly realized how much work that would be. I decided to take some cello lessons. Crazy, huh? I mean, that I could even be a cellist without taking any lessons for the last ten ...

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Measure Twice, Cut Once

Friday, May 17, 2013

May Update: The shelf is designed to help Ezra see the books’ covers and select the one he wants easily, though Ariel acknowledges that as a toddler, Ezra “is going to take all of the books off the shelf no matter what.” The project came off rather smoothly. “I’m of the ‘measure twice ...

Slideshow: Work in Progress

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Studio 360

New Year's Resolution: The Repertoire

Friday, April 05, 2013

As 2012 drew to a close, Studio 360 listener Michael Relland resolved to perform his first public cello recital in 2013. In January, we set out to make sure he got it done, and this week, we checked in to see how the preparations are coming. Michael, a Phoenix-area music teacher ...

Slideshow: Michael's Photo Journal

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Studio 360

New Year's Resolutions: 12 Short Stories

Friday, February 01, 2013

Throughout 2013, we’re going to check up on four listeners who made creative resolutions for the New Year and were brave enough to go public with them. Linda Brewer of Tucson wants to tell the stories of people’s lives in the American West, but her literary ambitions have been sidelined by ...

Read Linda's story for January: "It's All Good"

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Studio 360

A New Year's Resolution In Progress

Friday, January 11, 2013

In the final weeks of 2012, we asked our listeners for their creative New Year’s resolutions. Kurt Andersen is choosing projects to check in on during the year. Last week, he spoke with Michael Relland, an elementary school band and orchestra teacher in Phoenix who has resolved to ...

Slideshow: A creative New Year's resolution in progress

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Making a Change

Friday, January 04, 2013

Jeremy Dean, psychologist, creator of PsyBlog.co.uk, a blog about scientific research into how the mind works and the author of Making Habits, Breaking Habits: Why We Do Things, Why We Don't, and How to Make Any Change Stick, offers a little help with New Year's resolutions.

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The Takeaway

New Year's Resolutions for Each Other

Monday, December 31, 2012

Two years ago, on a long car trip, Michael and Elizabeth Singer decided to make resolutions for each other. Mike told Liz to be more bold in her career; Liz told Mike to finally start the business he'd always wanted to.  The funny thing is that it worked. So last year, they decided to do it again. How did it work out this time? The couple returns to share an update on 2012 and their thoughts for 2013.

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The Takeaway

Asking Others to Make New Year's Resolutions for You

Monday, January 02, 2012

Many people made New Year’s resolutions this weekend, but four out of five will break their resolution, and a third of them will forget their intent entirely by February. While the reasons for not carrying out a resolution are diverse, one proven strategy to successfully following through is having a friend or loved one make resolutions for you.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Uncommon Economic Resolutions

Thursday, December 03, 2009

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Post your resolution under 'Tell Your Story' on the Uncommon Economic Indicators Home Page!

One year ago we introduced Your Uncommon Economic Indicators. Since then, hundreds of you have sent us stories, photos, videos…and even calls to report on the changes you see ...

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