The Real Meaning of the Wonderful Wizard of Oz

A very interesting take on the “real” meaning of the Wonderful Wizard of Oz, by Frank Baum.

Check out this BBC Article from 2014, which explores several other interpretations of the famous children’s book.

The Wizard of Oz:  Five Alternative Readings

One reason that “Classics” achieve that status is that they are wide-reaching and timeless. Some of the theories that were applied to the book at the turn of the 19th-20th Century can be applied today – more than 100 years later.

This is your brain on music

There really was a good reason to take those piano lessons as a child.  Seriously, though, I find that, when I’m involved in an intense project, or have been focusing too much on something, a 10-15 minute break on an instrument really helps loosen the thought processes.   Now we know why.

FYI – it’s never too late to pick up an instrument. I started piano at 7, guitar at 40, and violin about 5 years ago.