Celebrating incurable dreamers everywhere....
everyone who holds on to their dreams in the face of relentless
logic - Everyone who travels from home to experience new ideas and
people - Everyone who turns off the TV to pick up a musical
instrument or a paintbrush - Everyone who takes a foolish chance for
all the right reasons - Everyone who successfully builds the pieces
of their life without forgetting the glue that holds the pieces
together - Everyone who greets every day with
All really worthwhile human opportunities are fleeting.
These pages attempt to articulate some opportunities taken
that are more substantial than time passing by or the baubles of
everyday life. My intention is a bit of personal nostalgia, to say
thank you where it is
warranted, as well as to share some unique (albeit biased) slices of
experience in travel,
music, photography, art,
and books. For a deeper dive
into the "why", "how" and "what" of this site, please visit
about this site.
But please don't misunderstand - this website is
not about saying things ended up okay, because my life is not always "okay" nor
has it yet "ended up" in any way. I look forward to its next twists, turns and
My mantras - just four things....
1) Key to success:
acknowledge that life is, was, and will always be unfair and
uncertain, but never let that slow you down
2) Secret of happiness:
don't be a DODO - disgusted, outraged, disappointed,
or offended. Instead, invest your limited time on earth to do
everything that you dream
3) Magic of human
relationships: always leave 'em wanting more. Say less, stay
less, and make room for passions to grow
4) Meaning of life:
music that makes you feel, art that makes you think, the people you
care about, and the love you give
This website is my expression of
all these things. Welcome.
This site includes hours
of streaming music at near CD quality and about 90 minutes of
concert streaming video. If you would like to
hear all of the music or see all the video from this site in one
place, press the
button above to
launch the virtual music room in a separate window.
As an alternative, many pages have their own content-specific music
and video which you can play as you navigate. Note: If you run anti "pop-up"
software that prevents opening a separate window,
click here to navigate
directly to the virtual music room. You'll
need Windows Media Player
- the latest version of which seems to be more forgiving of slow connections.
You can download it for free
from Microsoft at:
Website design, animation, video
and sounds by Wayne Mackey using MS FrontPage 2002, Windows Media
Player and Adobe Creative Suite 5
Mackey Group, Inc. © 2002 -