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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…

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Monday, July 9, 2018 - Love and Loss

My mind is swirling with all the inputs I’ve had over the last week. I’ve seen good friends and shared smiles and hugs at a reunion. I’ve watched tragedies and shed a tear for those who have loss in the…

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Monday, July 2, 2018 - Dealing with Angst

Once again we have great angst and worry in our lives.  This time it’s again caused by fires - an all-too-common theme in the summertime West.  There’s just an abundance of dry fuel combined with hot and windy days, and…

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Monday, June 25, 2018 - Beauty of Dance

I played for a dance with my good friend Don Richmond in the afternoon last Saturday in the mountains, and then I sat and watched the dancers continue as Don and the Rifters played into the evening. I was mesmerized…

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Monday, June 18, 2018 - Traveling and Meeting Folks

I had gigs out of state last weekend, and staying in new places and meeting new folks is always a wonderful experience. For all the uneasiness I often feel about details and interactions, I always end up having a great…

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Monday, June 11, 2018 - Getting to Know New People

As you know I am endlessly fascinated by so many things in life, and this week I want to write about the interaction that happens with new people.  Jen and I got to spend time with our niece and her…

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Monday June 4, 2018 - The Desire to Help

As you may have heard there is a big fire going on in my old stomping grounds in northern New Mexico that started in Ute Park and spread into Philmont Scout Ranch and toward Cimarron. I immediately wanted to know…

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Monday, May 28, 2018 - Value of Hard Work

I just came in from trimming more trees. I have done this at the house and at the cabins for many days this season. It’s hard and tiring work, but there is a satisfaction from doing physical labor that is…