Passion Of The Pianist

By Stephan Pisko The piano at the ‘classical level’ is a romantic dance variation an ‘inner hearing movement’ coordinating mind and body within the music at this point there is nothing, but ‘the music’ that’s all ‘you are’ there is no piano – no ‘you’ just an unexplainable entity.  A ‘medium of movement’ with the…

Underdog Syndrome

By Stephan Pisko We throw our emotions away cheaply just like the lives we don’t have uselessly you can’t honestly expect anything useful from mainstream employment (or) this commercially fabricated word ‘love’ we don’t understand (or) this other word ‘life’ that no one possesses this is obviously just not thinking we become a victim a…

Care For Trees In Times Of Drought

By Jannie Vaught As we are struggling with No Rain, drought conditions and the serious state of our water sources it is time to look at this important issue. Trees are resilient and long-lived, but like all living plants, they need moisture, either rain or water coming from us. Trees that are under areas that…

The Uninspired Garden

By Jannie Vaught Just when your garden is struggling and your enthusiasm is at an all-time low, something or someone steps into your path and shares with you something that sets that spark a light. This happened this Saturday at our LLano farmers market. Elizabeth Mcmahon “Beth” horticulture county extension agent for Gilespie county, regularly…

Photographic Lucid Spirit

  By Stephan Pisko   Within photography we have narrowed our attention to this moment one that has no past (or) future – just the now – we record this moment with a camera – a time machine that renders the moment timeless. A camera records ‘in time’ to take us ‘through time’ it is…

A Gardens Beauty Is In The Eye Of The Beholder

By Jannie Vaught There is a saying “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder” and never is it truer than in natures garden. Some like ordered rows and clear lines of plants and some prefer natures tumble of flowers native grasses and low growing ground cover. And some of us like a little of…

No Respect For Artists

  By Stephan Pisko Artists’ – poets’ – writers’ – philosophers’ – sculptors’ – painters’ – architects’ – have all shaped the integrity and look of societies’ cultures’ past (or) present this is a known fact throughout the centuries’ but at the same time we have left ourselves’ vulnerable to ‘artistic monetary prostitution’ we have…