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Author Archives: Anthony
When I first began tuning pianos by ear (with only a single tuning fork for reference) in 1970, each piano would take about 4 hours for me to tune the 225 strings. I would listen and get lost in it- … Continue reading
I sit alone tonight, thinking about what has happened in the election. I haven’t tuned in to right-wing radio or TV yet; it’s too early for that. At the university today, the atmosphere was somber. My class of freshmen were … Continue reading
There is an old story I dimly remember, perhaps it was a story told by Alan Watts; where there was once a Zen master who loved ceramics, and tea bowls in particular. The story goes that there was a man … Continue reading
For most of my professional life, my passion has been to make the invisible beautiful. To practice the art of developing, structuring, and minutely adjusting relationships. Sometimes these relationships are under great tension, and my art is to help make … Continue reading
There are these men in the forest. They have been called by the landlord to cut down tall trees that would fall across the road in a high wind storm after or during rain. They sing in a lilting Spanish … Continue reading
The other night I decided to take a walk on a beach. It was quite dark, and I didn’t know if I would be able to see where I was going so I brought a flashlight. Curiously, even though there … Continue reading
From here, we look so small. While those who have made different choices, about truthfulness, and ethics, and valuing, have found the center values of human culture that seem to allow them to be supported in high style, by what … Continue reading
I saw an attractive young woman, trotting about the Memorial Glade on the campus of University of California at Berkeley this afternoon, holding with what seemed to be fierce concentration, a two and a half foot dowel protruding upward from … Continue reading
I heard earlier tonight a commentary about how trees have a molecule in their sap that is nearly the same as our hemoglobin. Hemoglobin is the molecule that helps us bind the oxygen out of the air to vitalize our … Continue reading