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Timothy's blog on dulcimers, music, nature and life!

Based on what?

Based on what?

[photo: April 2014, Hawai'i]

When I was in ninth and tenth grade I was a part of Herndon High School’s Junior Varsity debate team as a partner with Steve Rogers representing the Negative side.  It was an invigorating and exciting experience, and the research for points and quotes gave me a sense of power:  We could develop a plan that routed the opposition, undercut the Affirmative’s suppositions, and won for Herndon.  We were undefeated for two years!

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Worth: inherent or in a context?

Worth: inherent or in a context?

So what gives something value?  Is it worth what it’s worth even if that’s not recognized or appreciated or acknowledged?

As a musician I frequently experience a vast range of responses from listeners, particularly noticeably in an informal setting such as a signing event in front of a bookstore that carries my CDs: some people are in rapt joy, and some are mildly interested, while others seem to intently ignore my presence or even smirk in pitying amusement!

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