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Monday, October 26, 2020 - Music is Sweet Relief

Things are getting kind of dismal with winter approaching and no end in sight to the virus. I have told you over the months in my newsletters some of the things I do to keep me centered and in a…

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Monday, October 19, 2020 - Goodness

I lost a friend last week suddenly who was a fine example of someone who exemplifies goodness. She always thought of others and strove to help and do things to build up and not tear down and to leave the…

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Monday, October 12, 2020 - Silliness and Joy

I wanted to talk about something I think can really help us through these hard times. We have such a prevalence of dark stories in the world and in movies and TV, and I know that laughter and true joy…

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Monday, October 5, 2020 - Spreading Love

I woke up kind of down this morning. I want so badly to contribute love to this world, and I quite often feel like it is a failing prospect. There are so many people in our world who seem bent…

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Monday, September 28, 2020 - Pain

I’m thinking today of how we deal with pain - both physically and emotionally. It’s a really interesting phenomenon that I think we eventually learn to live with, but how do we do that? I wrote about pain a couple…

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Monday, September 21, 2020 - All I Know

I've been thinking a lot about what I’ve learned in my longish but not ultimately long life. In my younger years I was kind of cocky, and I definitely ruffled some feathers even though I was relatively tame. I had…

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Monday, September 14, 2020 - Beats and Life

I wrote a new song last week that has bedeviled me. The idea was to create a song that demonstrated the concept of being behind the beat and ahead of the beat in a way that anyone could actually feel…

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Monday, September 7, 2020 - Creative Performances

I have heard and read a few interesting stories about how people are making and getting their music during this time of isolation. I’ve been doing only online shows other than my distanced shows for senior homes, but there are…

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Monday, August 31, 2020 - Music Makes Us Synchronize

I'm still basking this morning in the light of my online show last night. I am so fortunate to have so many good and kind friends who are so supportive and participative in my music. And it makes me try…

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Monday, August 24, 2020 - Numbness Joy Waiting

The past few days I have been feeling kind of brain dead. I know we all go through this. You get worn down and seem to lack focus. It reminds me of numbness in my body. I don’t know if…

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Monday, August 17, 2020 - Fiery Beauty

I was walking with Jen during the sunrise yesterday when we were absolutely taken aback by the sun coming over the hill in the wildfire smoke from distant fires as a huge red ball. It was unbelievably beautiful, and yet…