About

About

Creativity.   Passion.   Discipline.   Focus.   Like most things in life, you have to work at something to get better at it.  I’m Bret Williams.   I’m interested in writing music and programming.  You’ll read about my experiments in both on this blog, as well as my long suffering relationship with my 1936 home as I slowly pull it from the pit – to the pinnacle.

“Aeschinder” (ash-ender) …what the hell is that?  In a dream I had sometime in the late 1980s I was wandering in a book store (remember those?) which I was wont to do rather frequently during those years.   I came across a book shelf of oversized tomes which had golden gilded pages and embossed covers, such as old Britannica encyclopedias (remember those?).  I was drawn to one of the books, which had the title, “The History of Man” (scared now?).  I opened up the front cover and right inside on the first page opposite the front cover was a vivid illustration of a demon opening a scroll with the writing facing the reader.   It had a single word written on the scroll:  “Aeschinder” – which I assume was the author of the book.   The entire dream sequence along with the exquisite detail that is unusual for a dream struck me like a vision.   I’ve never confessed to this in writing before, and the disclosure is rather cathartic to me.