Learn to do something new over the course of this month. Learn it just for you. Learn it because it's frivolous, not in spite of it. Learn it because you wouldn't normally tackle this skill.
Every day, learn a little bit more about this activity, and see what you discover
about yourself.


You spent last month exploring the world outside of you by meeting new people, but now I challenge you to explore yourself a little. We're adults now, and sometimes we forget what that means- it's up to us to spend our time however we want, and enjoy it as we please. Too often we get caught up pursuing things to further our careers, to get something we want, or to impress someone. Let's see what happens when you take up something new just 'cause.

Maybe you'll get good at it, maybe not. Maybe you won't even enjoy it. If you don't, remember, you're just doing it for you.

Bonus points!

Try to keep up last month's challenge, keep meeting people! Remember, the skill is just for you, so don't think of it as a tool to meet people, just meet people on your own.


Did you know there are in excess of seven forty-two skills you can learn? And with two different genders, you can assume 84 possible combinations of gender-based skill approaches, assuming you are willing to get a sex change! Otherwise there are just around 42.


www.meetup.com - Meet other people who love what you're looking to do!
www.instructables.com - Let the internet instruct you!
www.ehow.com - How to do just about everything.
www.videojug.com - Like youtube, but just for instruction. Still early in it's growth.

Progress slowed slightly, as today I prepared to learn a new song with Angela, so we might play a accordion/ukulele duet.  Unfortunately, after restringing her ukulele, we were not able to get it to hold it’s tuning, so, well… there was that.  I was looking forward to posting footage of the duet, but it didn’t happen, so you’ll have to make something up.  Angela’s an impressive girl, so I’m fairly sure once we figure this whole tuning thang out she’ll destroy me with her musical abilities.

We also pursued the pigeon man of Silver Lake to do an accordion/pigeon photoshoot.  He did not show up to the photoshoot, but with a good photographer, the day was not entirely a bust.

I now present what you should consider a formal invitation to see my French counterpart, lowly pigeon farmer Pierre d’Awesome, show off whatever accordion playing skills can be gained in the course of a single month.
Pierre Pier Show
Remember, regardless of how good or how awful I am at the end of this month, this show will happen.  Feel free to come, bring your family, bring your friends, and see what happens!

Also, for your edification, here’s the pigeon man of Silver Lake who, had he attended our photoshoot, may have prevented me from Photoshopping myself into this ridiculous scenario.

2 Comments to “Creating Pierre d’Awesome and Attempting a Duet”

  • Pierre d'awesome is awesome. Can't wait to see the show.

  • its = possessive
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Phil WarrenPhil Warren (81)
Founder and editor of The Brave New, Phil Warren is now an accordion player, a minister, a sonic weapons expert, a director, a photographer, a public speaker, and a bunch of other things. Mostly he's an adventurer though. An adventurer who smells nice. Except when he doesn't.
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One part Burner and one part Engineer; I’ve lived through twenty-five-and-a-half winters, and aim to keep it that way. My world is a strange one, and it’s my goal to make it stranger.

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