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December 18th, 2013 Christmas, I love this time of year, I happily sing along to the carols playing in every store, much to the chagrin of anyone accompanying me.  Merry...
  The circle of life, of the seasons, of the saddest and happiest of seasons, it's Christmastime.  The winter solstice is almost here.  The days of long, dark nights and joyous...
March 5, 2016 I haven't been on here in a while, that doesn't mean I haven't been busy making music though!  We just recorded a demo with 3 tracks for my next album. I'm...
Every January, I STOP, stop watching television, checking social media, going to movies. I take the time to rethink, refresh, reset. I have the time to do the things I say are important,...
I am re-starting, re-focusing, re-energizing, spending more time in and on my music and getting that music and any message I may have out into the world. I committed to write a regular blog. I...
I am often asked where the inspiration comes for my lyrics. It could be from anywhere, a newspaper article, a remembered encounter, a timeless regret, or someone else's story. I might get 1...
January 29th, 2017 Earlier in the year, as I swung at a pesky mosquito while vacuuming, I demolished a lovely Buddha in the process. I think at the time, I made a comment about Karma. For...
Embarking on this weekly blog journey has been enlightening: a mini-discovery of what I spend my time thinking about and if any of those thoughts bear sharing. Texting a close friend this week, I...
February 12, 2017 I have always considered myself a "hard worker"  I have achieved some success at whatever I turned my hand to, until I didn't.  Sometimes I worked hard...
February 19, 2017 I sent out a facebook request for blog ideas, thanks to everyone who pm'd me.  You'll probably recognize your idea in the coming while. I might take it in a...
March 5, 2017 There is a thing that happens when I'm performing sometimes, the set starts, the singing starts, the solos are effortless, the timing is perfect, everything works and time stops...
March 17, 2017 A few years ago, my son and I took a road trip He had updated my Ipod with songs from Bob Marley and Johnny Cash to Years and Years, Frank Turner, Neon Trees. We drove for...
I've been noticing a phrase that I'm using in my blogs and conversations when I talk about art.  I talk about releasing art in the world and setting it free. Whether we are creating a...
  A person I admire tremendously invited me to join a group of people getting up at 4:15 am for 21 weekdays. When she invites me to do anything, I have found accepting the offer( mostly...
April 9, 2017 I'm multi-tasking.  I'm at the gym, trying to keep much needed cardio in my health and fitness routine.  There's music blaring, and the 5 televisions in front...
I've got a list. Some of it is still in my head. Some of it is written down. I keep thinking if I accomplish everything on it, I'll be ok, successful, valuable, have actually...
April 23, 2017 Regrets..Regret...Regretting. I've been thinking about regret. I have a line in one of my songs, "regrets and all they cost" Things I have and have not...
April 30, 2017 Spring keeps teasing us this year. The refreshing rain turns to sleet, freezes, turns to snow.  It's been overcast, seems like the sun has been hiding. The buds are...
I'm waiting for a sign. Then I'll know what to do or know it's the right decision. It's a sign, I knew I shouldn't have tried this.  It's not going to be successful,...
May 16, 2017 Yes, it's almost here It's been a long time coming. It would be great to have you out, you can find tickets...
At times in my life, things have not gone according to plan.  Or it felt that way. Sometimes you have a plan, or you are calling it a plan, but, really, it is a loose connection of thoughts...
Not everything I write down in my pre-blog notebook hits the page of my blog.  Sometimes I can't find the right words. This took a few pauses and re-writes.  There is room for...
I've wanted to put this out there for a while.  More for myself than anyone else really. So I can get clear on my expectations and what works for me on gigging days. It's all a big...
      September 4th, 2017   Finding your way or caring less so you can care more   Eventually, you need to find your way, the way you are in the...
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