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Monday, October 18, 2021 - Creativity During COVID

Jen and I went to the SPACe Gallery, Shalawalla Gallery and Batik Studio, and The Mercantile in La Veta on Friday on a rare day out for us, and the creativity we saw that was created during COVID really inspired…

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Monday, October 11, 2021 - Comfort Zone

I had an outstanding experience playing with the extraordinary Gordon Burt on fiddle Saturday, and it has me thinking about playing and living from our comfort zone. Musicians especially talk about being in some sort of mindset that allows us…

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Monday, October 4, 2021 - Passing It On

Two of my siblings and I spent the weekend closing our rustic mountain cabins, and this time we had some of the nieces and nephews with us to learn all the ins and outs of draining plumbing, shuttering, and buttoning…

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Monday, September 27, 2021 - Groups and Community

I’m struggling today to write about groups and community. I have very mixed emotions about being in groups. I’ve always seen myself as kind of a lone wolf - especially since I mainly play music solo. Generally, when you’re in…

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Monday, September 20, 2021 - Making a Difference

Hello, 

One of the most important things in our lives is feeling like we’re making a difference. There are many ways to do this. Giving to others is one of the most meaningful things I have found that makes a…

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Monday, September 13, 2021 - Ukulele

I’ve been breaking out the ukulele again. I started on ukulele as my first stringed instrument, and I’ve recently become enamored with it all over again from it’s happy sound and portability. My sister Jane would tell you that she…

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Monday, September 6, 2021 - COVID Isolation

Well, I tested positive for COVID last Monday. Jen had been around a friend the previous week who later tested positive, so after waiting 5 days we got a Rapid test on Sunday and then a PCR test on Monday…

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Monday, August 30, 2021 - Free Won't

Interesting concept today - Free Won’t. It’s the choice to Not do something that crosses our thoughts. I heard it on a podcast I was listening to this past week. We tend to think that we are somewhat controlled by…

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Monday, August 23, 2021 - La Veta

I’m playing a concert in La Veta Saturday night, and I wanted to tell you a little bit of my experience with this little mountain town over the past 36 years. When I first moved to southern Colorado in the…

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Monday, August 16, 2021 - Musical Influences

I’m returning to singer/songwriters for my online theme shows starting with John Denver this week and Nanci Griffith next week, and it has me thinking of musical influences and how they have shaped me and my music. I have so…

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Monday, August 9, 2021 - Songwriting

I’m contemplating songwriters and songwriting this morning. It’s a work I’ve dabbled but never fully immersed myself in. I’ve written a fair number of songs, but I’ve never been able to make it a practice that I keep on a…

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Monday, August 2, 2021 - Awareness

I have a big topic in mind this morning - awareness. What does that mean? Well, it’s pretty broad. I usually use it in a more spiritual sense, but it doesn’t have to be that big. It can be as…