When I was around eight, I loved to play "pretending" games with my friends to the point that I figured out it was something I liked to do more than my friends did. I know this because of how many times they said no, they didn't want to. Pretend games like soldiers, cowboys, aliens, and… Continue reading I Robot For Real
Christmas song medley duet on piano performed by Ina Dykstra and Jan Randall, arranged by Jan Randall
A few weeks ago, I launched a new sheet music publishing company with wife and business partner Ina Dykstra. This is how it came to be, what it is, and what we will try to make of it in the near future. If you don't have time to read this, please just go to http://vistaheightsmusic.com where we have posted videos showcasing recordings and excerpts of the sheet music.
In recent years I find myself giving more thought to our understanding of the human mind and how this is rapidly evolving into new territory. It includes a shift in how I perceive myself, my talents and shortcomings. It has always made sense to me that some of our best musicians have been blind including… Continue reading The Spectrum, Stigma, and Sachs
This morning I was inspired to make a plan of action for myself to prevent anything like a trump from ever happening in Canada. I thought I would share it. Stay Informed Find and share reliable news sources Seek out information Support and Empower the Women in Your Life In your family In your workplace… Continue reading Five Ways to Save the Neighborhood – Jan Randall
What are my best stories? What would I choose if I was sitting in the Red Chair about to be dumped if I was boring for a nanosecond? My celebrity encounters are kind of boring. Shaking hands with JFK while he was on the campaign trail and getting a button from him which my grandmother hated… Continue reading My Best Stories