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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…

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Monday, August 20, 2018 - WYSIWYG

I’m thinking this morning about the games we play in life. At this stage of my life  I’m finding that I don’t want to play games anymore. When I was younger I was all about clever interactions with people and…

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Monday, August 13, 2018 - Connectedness

I played yesterday for a couple chapel services in Cuchara where the topic of the sermon was oneness. One of the examples of oneness that was used was an aspen grove. An aspen grove is many trees that all share…

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Monday, August 6, 2018 - Feeling the Earth

When I walk Beau in the morning I get an intimate feeling for the earth around me. It is something I’ve felt throughout my life when I am in nature. As I walk I feel the hum of energy through…

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Monday, July 30, 2018 - Limbo

Last week was the first week I’ve played back in the Cuchara Valley since the tremendous fire that swept through the area a month ago.  To say it was surreal is an understatement.  Anyone who has been through a cataclysmic…

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Monday, July 23, 2018 - Sincerity

I just got back from a family-filled weekend at my nephew's wedding. It was a beautiful event with near-perfect weather. Throughout the whole weekend what struck me over and over was the thought of sincerity. Everyone at the wedding was…

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Monday, July 16, 2018 - Frustration and Peace

I’m running like a chicken with its head cut off this morning, but I’ll try to find some peace to write to you.  I often write about finding peace, and as I’m flying crazy this morning I’ll bring you along…