Songwriting—Know Your Style!

It is inevitable that all songwriters will experience the dreaded writers block at some point in their creative career. However, it is important to distinguish writers block from just knowing when to take a step back.

Different artists work best under different circumstances. You may be the type to sit down and crank out a song in one sitting, or you may be the type who needs inspiration to flow to you in due time. It is important that you know which style you are so that you are able to produce your best material.

If you try to force the music, then you won’t get the results you truly want. At the same time, if you are the kind who waits for the inspiration to hit you at random times, then be prepared for that. Always carry a notebook with you so that you don’t forget a great thought.

This quote from Albert Einstein is great in understanding why your individual writing style/talent is truly important for your success:

“Everybody is a genius. But, if you judge a fish on its ability to climb a tree, it’ll spend its whole life believing that it is stupid.”

Brain Injury: A Serious Personal Harm that Definitely Deserves Compensation

One of the most serious types of personal injury is that which is inflicted to the brain as this can lead to disability, unconsciousness, comatose, amnesia, or death. Personal injury is harm committed against a person due to another individual’s negligent or careless behavior. Though it is usually physical, it nevertheless affects the victim mentally and emotionally. A personal injury may also be accidental or intentional in nature.

The causes of personal injury range from simple accidents, like a slip and fall, to severe motor vehicular accidents (on land, air or at sea); it can also result from medical errors, defective products or exposure to hazardous materials while at work. While some personal injuries can be severe, resulting to the victim’s prolonged disability which, in turn, results to financial loses and costly medical treatment, others can lead to the victim’s untimely death. Under the law, victims of personal injury have the right to receive compensation from the liable party (whether this be an individual, a business firm or a governmental entity) to cover their present and future damages.

Brain injury, otherwise known as intracranial or traumatic brain injury (TBI), is a very serious personal injury caused by a strong jolt or very violent blow to one’s head. This usually occurs during a car accident, fall, violence, explosive blast or sporting accident. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 1 million Americans are treated for brain injuries every year – about 50,000 of them die.

The website of the San Diego maritime lawyers of Ritter & Associates, gives the same statistics and further adds diving and swimming accidents, criminal acts and amusement park ride accidents to the list of causes of brain injury.

Car accident, however, is the major cause of this type of injury. Despite the safety features of a car and the careful observance of traffic rules by some drivers, the negligence of some manufacturers, which result to a car’s poor design and materials, or the recklessness of some drivers, can render futile all observance for safety and cause an accident that can severely injure or kill others – an alarming fact written in an article posted in the website of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®.

The Circumstances that Lead to Being Called an Unfit Non-custodial Parent

Though many states vary in some of the factors that will help determine child custody in the event of divorce or legal separation, one underlying principle that serves as a constant guide in every decision is the child’s best interest. It is only after determining who gets custody that another important issue would need settlement – visitation rights.

In a divorce case, visitation right is awarded to the non-custodial parent. The details of this right, according to the Marshall & Taylor Law Firm, P.C., may be arrived at through “private agreement between the parents, mediation or filing a complaint to be settled by trial.” Whether agreed upon by both parents or pronounced by the court, a detailed visitation schedule (which states the regularity of visits, the exact schedule of picking up and returning the child to the custodial parent, as well as vacation and/or holiday schedules), which will work best for the child and the parents, will have to be made.

It is only upon the determination that the non-custodial parent is unfit to be with the child can the court deny such parent the right to enjoy time with his/her child. By unfit, it is meant that the parent concerned has been proven to be an illegal drug user, an alcoholic and/or verbally or physically abusive. In the event when visitation right has been awarded, such decision may be changed only if the visiting parent is found to fail consistently in following the schedule of visitation or in returning the child (to the custodial parent) at the agreed time; teaching the child illegal or immoral acts and being convicted of a crime (this does not included parents with a prison record, though) are also grounds for the modification of the decision.

Determining who gets child custody and who is given visitation rights are often so hard since many divorcing parents cannot agree on these two divorce-related issues. This is a fact confirmed by Frisco divorce attorneys of Alexander & Associates in an article in their firm’s website; the article goes on to say that the complexities surrounding the divorce issue may eventually be clarified, finally leading to a settlement agreeable to both parents, by seeking legal assistance which will also help ensure that your rights are defended without compromising your child’s best interest.