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Monday, June 24, 2019 - Coincidences

I had a cool thing happy to me yesterday that reminded me of how interconnected we are.  I was whacking weeds on our front property after I walked Beau in the morning when a couple drove by and asked if…

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Monday, June 17, 2019 - Be Yourself

I had an interesting thing happen Saturday. Jen and I went down to La Veta to hear Bob Livingston play a concert. Bob is one of the great Texas folk and western players who was part of the scene in…

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Monday, June 10, 2019 - Family

I’m writing today about family. It’s such an interesting concept/institution, and every family is different. Of course, I’m part of my family composed of my siblings and my parents - both deceased for several years. Next I’m part of my…

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Monday, June 3, 2019 - Getting Better All the Time

A Beatles lyric came into my head that made me think twice about my life “getting better all the time.”  I’ve always tried to constantly improve in my life. I’ve always thought that was a worthy goal. I’ve tried to…

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Monday, May 27, 2019 - Memorial Day Connectedness

I’m thinking today about how we interact with each other. It’s Memorial Day as I write this, and as I think of those who have fallen and the causes for war, I think of what large forces drive disagreement and…

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Monday, May 13, 2019 - Excitement of Summer

Just a brief note today as I rush headlong into the summer season.  I’m busy writing out music and rehearsing and recording demos for bandmates.  It’s fun to be fully engaged and moving expectantly toward the busy season.  I always…

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Monday, May 6, 2019 - Summertime Is Coming

We worked on getting our drip system and sprinklers up all day today (Sunday) before taking a shower and getting ready for my online concert. (I’ll reflect on the concert below after I finish.) We have a lot of drip…

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Monday, April 29, 2019 - Music and Aliens

One of my favorite podcasts is a sound show called “Twenty Thousand Hertz.” It features all kinds of topics around sound - from music to hearing to ad jingles to nature. The show topic for this last show was the…

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Monday, April 8, 2019 - Groggy

I’m writing today in a fog.  Our sweet dog Beau has taken to getting us up (principally me) at least once a night and sometimes more to go outside.  We know there’s nothing wrong with him, but he keeps on…

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Monday, April 1, 2019 - Recordings

I’m wondering what you prefer in recordings. Do you like them to be intimate and simple, full and produced, or live and energetic? I’ve liked a lot of different types of recordings over the years. I like very intimate recordings…

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Monday, March 25, 2019 - Narcissism - Tooting My Own Horn

Gigs this week:  (Details in blog post below - "Narcissism - Tooting My Own Horn")  

I have something that bothers me that I still don’t know how to deal with after all these years - narcissism or tooting my own…

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Monday, March 11, 2019 - Feeling My Irish Blood

I often tell the story of how I’ve long had a passion for Irish music even though I didn’t know our family had Irish blood. My mother was a genealogist and loved researching our family’s history. She had just found…