"The best thing for being sad," replied Merlyn, beginning to puff and blow, "is to learn something. That's the only thing that never fails."Like the young lad tutored by Merlyn in 'The Sword and the Stone' I continue to be a student of the world ..... particularly when teaching professionally. NO ambitions to be King, however.Often lost in the poetic lyric of Steve Forbert, Ani Di Franco, Dar Williams, Tift Merritt. "We barely have time to react in this world let alone rehearse." Hence, I have developed a keen sense of anticipation. Definitely the guy you want throwing the last curling shot.