Month: January 2017

Eliminating Brain Gunk

Beset by mindless distractions in the modern era is just part of living in it.  Cell phones, texting, social media, TV, movies, music – we’re surrounded by it. Social beings that most of us are, we want and need to… Read More ›

Respect, Class and Elegance

One of the living men we admire most here at the Asylum is Mr. Wynton Marsalis. Not discounting his brilliant and enjoyable music and performances, another reason for our admiration is that the man embodies and practices respect.  Respect for… Read More ›

A Thirst for Knowledge

When I saw the headline in a recent NY Times article: The Lost Footage of Marilyn Monroe I thought, fantastic…maybe some misplaced or forgotten footage of an interview with Ms Monroe was found. Alas, such was not the case.  Not… Read More ›

Autodidacts Needed

(Re-post from December 3rd – just because we think it’s important for folks to recognize and believe in their talents – and practice their art) Autodidacts: noun A person who has learned a subject without the benefit of a teacher… Read More ›