How “La La Land” is saving Jazz in Los Angeles. Continue reading A Modern Musical Shines Light on a West Coast Landmark
Loving technology is a relationship that lasts a lifetime. Continue reading How Deep is Your Love
Are you telling yourself you can live without bliss? Continue reading The Real Crisis is Joy
Refusing to take offensive interactions too seriously makes it easier to access your gentlemen’s and ladies’ codes of ethics. I started writing a column for The Good Men Project, so to introduce myself, I thought I would share my notes on … Continue reading When They Go Low, Gentlemen Go High
All will be auld lang syne at the end of 2017 but with an aim to see that order upends chaos. My mantra for living my life in a way to effect this change is, “When they go low, we go high,” a quote from Michelle Obama. Continue reading The Making of Auld Lang Syne
Is the future of music secure? Continue reading Music and The State of the Union
Living An American life My father, Richard Shigeru Nishimura, was born in Los Angeles in 1922 and celebrated his 94th birthday this year. He shares his memories and feelings much more these days with friends and family, but the most … Continue reading Don’t Call Me Prisoner, My Name is Richard
…Maybe it is dreaminess that shoves us boldly to list resolutions that are ambitious. There is nothing wrong with ambition and the inspiration that drives it. And if you want another chance to make resolutions and change ambitions you can go for February 8, Chinese (Asian) New Year of the Monkey! … Continue reading In Honor of Year of the Monkey – New Year Thoughts and Wishes
“What Happened, Miss Simone?” is Oscar’s diversity nomination. So why aren’t the most vocal about the lack thereof shouting praise for this great film?
Continue reading What Happened, Doesn’t This Film Count?
Apprehension and disappointment are common and creeps in with the commitment and formal resolve to “keep” New Year’s resolutions. Eventually circumstances beyond our control occur or do not occur in the days ahead. How does a person deal with that? One helpful way to keep going in the face of challenges is to keep changing. Viewing every day as a New Year’s day – although that means every night could be a New Year’s Eve, but perhaps we should not get wasted and party till dawn too often – but if we do start anew every day we can change directions, start a new resolution or just keep going the way we have. This is a way to reduce the number of regrets we can accumulate that weight us down emotionally and intellectually. Continue reading New Year Thoughts and Wishes