Mark Danger Powers

drummer • educator • author

4 Questions with Chris Guillebeau

4 Questions with Chris Guillebeau

When people suggest to me that I’m continually on the go, have a million things happening and seem to be everywhere at once, one person always immediately comes to mind for me: Chris Guillebeau. We’ve both spent parts of our lives as jazzbos, both have had cats named after African countries, have both crept our way into cages with live tigers and both enjoy travel being an integral part of our...

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My 7 Links

My 7 Links

My good friend Matt Koenig, from 1YearSabbatical, apparently nominated me yesterday to take part in the 7 Links Project, which is the brainchild of Katie over at TripBase. As she describes it, the goal is to “create a bank of long but not forgotten blog posts that deserve to see the light of day again.” So what do I feel might be worthy of another look? Read on . . . My most...

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Tri’ing To Overcome A Fear

Tri’ing To Overcome A Fear

Sometimes it’s quite acceptable to let time pass and allow yourself to be comfortable for a little while. There’s nothing wrong with kicking back a bit and enjoying where you’re at, appreciating how far you’ve come, and not beating yourself up about constantly striving to reach new goals and milestones. I have to remind myself of this from time to time. But there also...

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Are You The Lion? Or The Gazelle?

Are You The Lion? Or The Gazelle?

A student came into his lesson last week wearing a shirt from his school’s track team. The back of it read: In case your browser has difficulty displaying the image, I’ve included it below. No problems viewing? Read it again anyway . . . Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up. It knows it must outrun the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning in Africa, a lion wakes...

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I’m Rebranding and Need YOUR Help!

I’m Rebranding and Need YOUR Help!

I’ve officially been blogging for a year and a half now [insert confetti and noisemakers here!] and the time has come to make some changes. I’m currently working on rebranding PowersPercussion.com, and I would love your help. Scratch that- I need it! This guy has zero design-sense. I can seriously use all of the help I can get. The Issue In addition to the process of dealing with an...

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On Trust. And Never Ever Looking Back.

On Trust. And Never Ever Looking Back.

Forget that “life is like a box of chocolates” nonsense. Life is like a bungee jump. I know, I know . . . back the jolly trolley up, didn’t I say the big bungee jump was going to be on June 6th?! Well, it is (and you should come along!), but there ended up being another. Yesterday. I’ve got such cool, crazy friends. Crazy #1, Joanna, made the snap decision that, since she...

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