Question: What's the most recent piece by any composer you could learn from?
Writing "Picking up apples". Continue writing fingering and pedaling for the Toccata by Charles-Marie Widor. Editing Sonata No. 4 by Teisutis Makačinas. Transposing hymn setting "O Lord, I Am Not Worthy". Practicing "Virtuoso Pianist" by Hanon in C Locrian mode (from C with 5 flats). Performing a private recital for the group of 21 tourists from Germany (Clavierubung by Johann Ludwig Krebs). Improvising in Locrian mode. Composing "A Storm".
From "The Accidental Creative":
" A few years ago I noticed a disturbing pattern in my life. It was a tiny sensation, a little pinprick in my gut every so often. I called it the "Ping." The Ping is that little sensation that occasionally prompts me to check my e-mail or my social media accounts. It's the impulse to mindlessly surf news sites instead of doing something productive."