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Monday, December 3, 2018 - Sound and Space

I played a concert in the Bell Tower Cultural Center in Florence last Saturday, and it made me think about how sound works in our world. Sound affects everything it touches. On a molecular level it interacts with wood and…

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Monday November 26, 2018 - Thanksgiving Sunrise

I posted an album of pictures on Facebook on Thanksgiving of the unbelievable sunrise I experienced that morning. You may have seen the album or a picture if you follow me on Facebook or Twitter. It really moved me. From…

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Monday, November 19, 2018 - Season for Caring

Well, the holiday season is upon us.  I’m taking stock of my feelings today as I approach the season.  I usually have to pace myself and not get into the spirit too soon.  I’m still a sucker for all things…

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Monday, November 5, 2018 - Chapters

Fall is always a wonderful time of year - the crisper days, the beautiful leaves, and the general slowdown of life is always a welcome change, but it also brings about a change of chapters that is sometimes hard to…

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Monday, October 29, 2018 - Writing

As I sit writing this note today I’m struck with what writing does for me and my brain. This is both writing things like this note and writing songs. The writing doesn’t always come easy, but it brings an enlivenment…

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Monday, October 22, 2018 - Sunrise Inspiration

I’ve been posting sunrise pictures on Facebook almost every day this last week, partly because they’ve been exceptionally beautiful and partly because I’ve been up and out at the right time walking our dog Beau. I’m amazed at how these…

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Monday, October 15, 2018 - Joy in the Moment

It may surprise you that I am not always the most joyful person. It’s so easy to get wrapped up in whatever is going on in my head and in whatever situation I find myself. But I know better. I…

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Monday, October 1, 2018 - How Pain Reflects

I was playing at the Florence Veterans home Friday morning when a couple of the staff members asked my why I looked sad. This hit me out of the blue because I was having a fairly good morning and was…

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Monday, September 24, 2018 - Heart Soaring

I spent the weekend in the mountains by Crested Butte, Colorado, for my niece’s wedding, and I have to say that the wild places still make my heart soar just like a kid. It was almost too much! So many…

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Monday, September 10, 2018 - Crud

Well, we missed a weekend of fun and relaxation due to the crud. It amazes me how quickly our plans have to be changed when illness steps into our path. I had a cold come and go pretty quickly, but…

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Monday, September 3, 2018 - Giving

I played a wonderful concert and a wedding reception this past weekend, and the one thing I brought away from both events was giving. I felt myself and others giving without abandon or expectation. It was and is a magical…

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Monday, August 27, 2018 - Common Bonds

I’m putting together a show for this Saturday with Ken Saydak, a renowned piano player and singer living in La Veta who has played all over the world. Ken and I are from different musical backgrounds, or so it would…