Many people I talk to have what they consider to be a boring job, but they also have a passion of some kind, whether it’s singing, comedy, making movies, dance, entrepreneurship, or whatever. At the same time, they’ll tell me that they want to pursue their other passion, but they don’t have time to do so. I would have to disagree.
The average American watches over 30 hours of television a week. Also, on Friday night, there’s tremendous societal pressure to go out and party and drink, because that’s what everyone else is doing. Then they are hung over Saturday, and not really able to do anything worthwhile, then they rinse and repeat Saturday night and then they are hung over Sunday, and barely struggle in to work Monday morning.
If they could cut out the television, the partying, and the drinking, well, I’ve just found them 60 hours a week!
— Comedian Dan Nainan, who took a leap from tech geek to comedian. Read more in Fast Company’s article “5 People Who Took a Huge Pay Cut for Their Unique Dream Jobs”
We’re seeking volunteers on October 8! Be part of our team and learn what it takes to pull off a benefit event. Details here.
We’re so excited about our upcoming benefit where we’ll honor pianist Marilyn Nonken with the NCP Visionary Award. This Thursday we’re going to assemble our in-house designed invitations together in the spirit of NCP benefit tradition. Can’t wait for an invitation? You can get tickets here.
In the meantime…we’re pleased to announce our 2014 Benefit Committee:
Jenny Q. Chai
Anthony de Mare
Dr. Joshua Fineberg
Joan Finkelstein & Alan Kifferstein
Barbara Dobbs Mackenzie
We’re seeking a super intern for the fall semester! Learn what it takes to be part of a growing, dynamic music ensemble. Because NCP is a boutique organization, our intern will do more than simply go on coffee runs and Tweet. The NCP intern (yes intern, singular…we only work with one!) will be a valuable part of our team. The deadline to apply is August 18. Find out more about what we’re looking for here.
On my second day in the new town, I went to Best Buy to buy a telephone. In the store, I asked a salesperson, “Do you have old fashioned telephones as opposed to cellular phones?” He knew exactly what I meant and pointed me in the right direction.
I have a landline in my new apartment because,…