Welcome. My name is Brian Alger.
A Brief Bio (in the third person): Over his 35-year career Brian has been an educator, entrepreneur, and speaker. The common thread throughout his his life’s work has been the pursuit of creativity and creative expression as a means to improve the experience of being alive. Now, well established in the second half of life, his creative work is focused on the frontiers of experience and the ways in which people seek to live a life worth living.
Brian holds an MFA-Ethnomusicology from York University, Toronto, Canada, an Honors BM (Music Composition and Arranging) from McMaster University, Hamilton Ontario, and a B.Ed. from the University of Toronto, Canada. He loves the music of New Orleans and recently started learning how to improvise blues piano.
His work throughout this website is focused on one fundamental principle, which is to pursue creative work that is good for self and others at the same time.
I believe that people are innately creative, even when they don’t believe they are. Creativity is not something exclusive to the arts or business. It is not about inventiveness, ingenuity, or innovation. Creativity goes much deeper into the essence of living; that is, it is primarily a way of being and an essential mode of interacting with the course of one’s life.
We all have struggles in life and move through difficult periods of time, but none of these events define who we are. It is our reaction to life’s challenges that define our quality of being and relationship with the experience of being alive.
My work here, at its core, is a way of sharing experiences and insights; it never presumes to provide advice. In other words, the ideas here are simply a mode of sharing with the hope that they might inspire the creativity waiting within you.