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  • A Perspective Large Enough to Swallow Our Own

    By Peter Himmelman

    July 25, 2012 | 2:09 pm

    A year ago I received a letter from a distraught man. He had every reason to be: his wife (“she really loves your music…”) was diagnosed with breast cancer. He was writing to me to ask if there was any chance I might send her a note of encouragement since she’d soon be... read on

  • Wildebeests, Will, And The Specificity Of Need  

    By Peter Himmelman

    July 18, 2012 | 8:34 pm

    Here’s a question from Melanie R. of Baltimore, Maryland:
     
    “Dear Big Muse what’s the best way to actually finish something? I walk around with all these ideas for things I want to accomplish creatively but I can’t seem to see them through.”
     
     Melanie, without knowing what... read on

  • Seeing Humanity Through Two Bags Of Moldy Cheese

    By Peter Himmelman

    July 10, 2012 | 6:00 pm

    The Ethics of Our Fathers, an ancient Jewish text, tells us there are four distinct types when it comes to anger:

    1. Slow to anger quick to pacify
    2. Quick to anger quick to pacify
    3. Slow to anger slow to pacify
    4. Quick to anger slow to pacify

    Can you see yourself? The... read on

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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In addition to being a Grammy and Emmy nominated songwriter and composer, Peter Himmelman is a visual artist, writer and founder of Big Muse—an organization dedicated to...

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