Richard J. Chandler

Composer for Performing Musicians

Richard J Chandler

Three Distinct Kinds of Decisions

By Richard J Chandler / February 23, 2022

Take Two+ TuesdayA Quote, a Thought + an Enriching Link Quote: “Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.” – Carl Jung                         More Carl Jung quotes here on our website Thought: Three Distinct Kinds of Decisions You make […]

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Identity’s Benefits and Limits

By Richard J Chandler / February 15, 2022

Take Two+ TuesdayA Quote, a Thought + an Enriching Link Quote: “You might lose your spontaneity and, instead of composing first-rate Gershwin, end up with second-rate Ravel.”       – Maurice Ravel (Ravel’s response to Gershwin’s request to study music composition with him.)    More Maurice Ravel quotes, along with a one-paragraph bio here on my Leading […]

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The myriad of physical, cognitive, and emotional benefits of being a life-long learner

By Richard J Chandler / February 9, 2022

Take Two+ TuesdayA Quote, a Thought + an Enriching Link Quote: “Folk songs were the way I explored the universe, they were pictures and the pictures were worth more than anything I could say.   …Most of the other performers tried to put themselves across, rather than the song, but I didn’t care about doing that. […]

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The value of reflection and the benefit of thinking more deeply before taking action

By Richard J Chandler / February 1, 2022

Take Two+ TuesdayA Quote, a Thought + an Enriching Link Thought: I have been pondering the value of reflection and the benefit of thinking more deeply before taking action. Productive thinking requires discerning between various types of thinking, and worry and rumination are very different than objective, thoughtful analysis.  The best way to engage in the latter […]

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How can you express your concerns and frustration with your romantic partner without making things worse?

By Richard J Chandler / January 25, 2022

Take Two+ TuesdayA Quote, a Thought + an Enriching Link Quote: “True kindness presupposes the faculty of imagining as one’s own the sufferings and joy of others.” – Andre Gide (1869-1951). More quotes and a one-paragraph concise bio of Andre Gide are here on our website. Thought: Thought: Do you have a romantic partner? From time to time, […]

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