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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…

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Monday, April 30, 2018 - Music and Life

I’m sitting here this morning contemplating what the function of music is in life. It is so intertwined with my life that I find it hard to separate out from who I am, but it might surprise you to know…

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Monday, April 16, 2018 - Pain Is Interesting

I’ve had an interesting last week or so. I’ve had a series of medical procedures and a fall on the ice that have made me remember what it’s like to deal with weird pain. We all go through pain in…

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Monday, March 26, 2018 - Having the Touch

I posted a bit of a guitar melody on Facebook yesterday I was working on, and one of the comments that a friend of mine made was that I seemed to have the right touch. I’ve been thinking of that…

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Monday, March 12, 2018 - Feeling Inspiration

I think I’m back to writing songs again.  You might think that I write all the time, but that’s not true.  I really only write when I’m on a project, and that only comes when I feel inspired and moved…

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Monday, February 26, 2018 - Spiritual Mornings

I’m writing from the repair shop this morning as I have regular service done on my vehicle. I normally try to exercise myself and walk our dog Beau in the early morning, but I like getting car service done early…

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Monday, February 19, 2018 - Gumption

I’ve been thinking about my life’s path and where I’ve gone. As I grow older I weigh things more in my mind than I used to. I don’t always “go for it” like I did when I was younger. Sometimes…

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Monday, January 29, 2018 - Hearing Nuance

I’m experimenting with a new Bose speaker I got last Thursday, and it has me thinking about the limitless variables that are involved in what we hear when we listen to music - especially live.  On first glance, you’d think…