Played some rock n' roll with my buds Sunday. Not only is it amazing that we can play The Thing That Should Not Be, by Metallica, or amazing that we're doing it with just bass, drums, and synth, but it's ridiculously amazing how heavy we sound with just those three instruments! Also started some work on my progressive epic The Paralleladigm; we'll be tackling it in parts. My forearms and throat are a little sore, but I'm really excited to be making music again, especially with such talented and energetic friends and musicians.
I was reading an article at work earlier today about adult learning; here is an excerpt, written by the managing partner of One Eighty Partners and founder of the Amherst Consulting Group in Boston:
Scientists now believe that the brain makes sense of the world through stories. Therefore, stories become effective behavioral change tools for managers. Because stories are experiences rather than arguments, the brain doesn't summon up rebuttals. When we encounter a story, we identify with it as if it's our own, trying out its points of view and the thoughts it conveys.
I couldn't help but find it laughable that scientists are figuring this out now, when Jesus was teaching through story and allegory two-thousand years ago.
Have a great week!