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A series of informative and entertaining articles that ran from 2009-14, covering a wide variety of topics.

Random Wednesday: Windmills of the Mind

Noise pollution A new study indicates that French horn players are in danger of developing noise-induced hearing loss. This risk for horn players is reported as the...

Random Monday: Real World Crossover

Prepping for the holiday I found some decorative antlers and decided to make a statement for the holidays. Learned helplessness According to Dr. Martin Seligman, being repeatedly...

Random Monday: Going Dutch, Furry Footstools and The Dude

Going Dutch Over the past month, I have been involved in a production of Wagner's The Flying Dutchman. The staging was a bit unusual in that the...

Random Monday: Better Late than Never

Last week I took a road trip to New Mexico in order to take care of some business, and also to get some work...

Random Monday: Giving, Receiving and Taking Away

Rather than break the pattern of past history, I decided instead to resume the "Random" series back to the semi-traditional day of Monday. Here is...

Random Monday: Hello World

Hello world. My name is Bruce Hembd. Life for me has been a bit complicated over the past year, and so I have been away from...

Random Wednesday: Playing Catch-up, Memes and Plastic Brains

Wish granted Through the Make-a-Wish Foundation, a Chicago area teenager with Ewing Sarcoma had her wish granted to play with the Chicago Symphony horn section. That dream came...

Random Monday: Horns for Sale, That’s Entertainment and What’s Popular

More evidence on the benefits of musical training Recent research from a study in Germany indicates that musical training can help children use words. The results...

Random Monday: Ghosts, Piggly-Wigglies and Travelling by Air

Ghosts in the machine A good amount of time was spent over the weekend with our ailing Sales Area - for the time being I have reverted...

Random Monday: A new Search Engine, plus other Sundries and Persiflage

Updated search engine Horn Matters to-date houses over 1,900 articles. With a little digging around in the Archives it has been fairly easy to find specific...