Hand-me-down furniture

Hand-me-down furniture

Years ago, my aunt offered me my grandparents’ dining room set. Costing something in the range of a kings’ ransom when they purchased it decades ago, receiving such a central piece of our family history was a big deal. After three moves — and a substantial home...
Writing a flop

Writing a flop

Alan Jay Lerner, a member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame, once said, “You write a hit the same way you write a flop.” You’ve probably heard of this phenomenon countless times from artists and leaders alike. Songwriters talk about the throwaway tune that ended up...