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Monday July 6, 2020 - Old Friends

Last night I dug out two older guitars I hadn’t played in many, many years. They were each missing strings, and I’m sure it had been almost 10 years since I had played them regularly. With new strings and a…

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Monday, June 29, 2020 - Going with the Flow

Jen and I sat in on a church service yesterday where the lesson topic was transition. We broke out in groups to discuss the lesson, particularly what kind of difficult barriers we had met in our life and how we…

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Monday, June 22, 2020 - Owning a Song

I had a good friend hire me to record a few songs for her to put on a CD. It’s something I do on occasion for folks, and sometimes involves learning a request or two. (If you ever would like…

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Monday, June 15, 2020 - Love

I’m trying to write a song about the protests and the state of our world. I believe that we’ve never been through a more trying time. I tend to beat the drum for love pretty regularly, but the reason is…

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Monday, June 8, 2020 - Anguish and Uncertainty

On Saturday Jen and I spent the majority of the day working on the yard, the weeds, and the trees on our property. We were driven inside a couple times by storms and high wind. After the first storm we…

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Monday, June 1, 2020 - Are We Awakening?

I am at a loss of what to write today. Even after an enjoyable show last night on Facebook I am left with a gnawing in my heart over all the angst in our society and the violence in our…

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Monday, May 25, 2020 - Is It Really Summer?

Well, Memorial Day, the start of summer, is upon us, and I’m reflecting on previous summers and the excitement and energy I always felt at this time. This year will definitely be VERY different. Normally I’d have oodles of gigs…

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Monday, May 11, 2020 - Loss During the Virus

I want to write about the experience of losing someone during this virus time. I don’t need to get maudlin and sad, but I want to talk about the experience a little bit if you’ll walk with me a while…

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Monday, May 4, 2020 - Mother

Mother’s Day is this Sunday.  With the virus going on it’s easy to lose track of time and regular holidays, so I’m wanting to especially think about Mother’s Day.  I’m even working on a mother song to record for the…

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Monday, April 27, 2020 - Sanity of Music

While I was playing my online concert last night I had a realization I’ve had before, but this time it hit me like a ton of bricks - music is my meditation and my sanity.  During this time of the…

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Monday, April 20, 2020 - Online Shows and the Virus

I wanted to write this morning about online shows and how it relates to feelings about the virus. I’ve written briefly before about how I feel, but I’ve been thinking about them more. I’ve been doing online shows for nine…