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Monday, September 12, 2022 - It's a Zoo

I’m playing for the Senior Safari at the Pueblo Zoo this week, and I thought I’d reflect on what this event is and has become. I’ve been playing for senior facilities since I was in high school, and I started…

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Monday, September 5, 2022 - Summer's End

Well, summer is over in my mind once we hit Labor Day, and that always makes me take stock and look at where I’m headed. I know for some people the summer was pretty much back to normal with few…

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Monday, August 29, 2022 - 50 Years Ago

I’m doing songs from 50 years ago for my theme show on Wednesday, so I thought I’d reminisce a little on that year. In the bigger world we had the Olympics with Mark Spitz and terrorist attacks, President Nixon visiting…

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Monday, August 22, 2022 - Choices

I’ve had a couple interesting exchanges this week about life and the directions we take, and it has me reflecting on the choices we make. We make a lot of decisions in our lives that shape where we go and…

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Monday August 15, 2022 - Joy of Singing

Since our show this week is part two of songs about music and singing, I thought I would write about the joy I find in singing. There is just something about vocalizing alone or with others that is so joyful…

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Monday, August 8, 2022 - Clutter

Jen and I watched a TED Talk on clutter a day or so ago, and it has me thinking more about clutter. Some of the points in the video were revealing about why we have clutter in our lives -…

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Monday, August 1, 2022 - August

It’s August 1st, and that makes me reflect on summers gone by and what August always means. Nowadays it means that school is about to start for many, but that wasn’t the case when I was growing up. Most of…

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Monday, July 25, 2022 - Friends

I spent a couple days at a reunion in New Mexico for Philmont Scout Ranch where I worked in high school and college in the summers, and it turned out to be a larger-than-life confluence of many more people than…

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Monday, July 18, 2022 - Names

My show this Wednesday is about names, and I was really surprised when I searched through my song folder to come up with 243 songs that were about names. I’m even missing quite a few songs that immediately come to…

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Monday, July 11, 2022 - Hot and Cold

I’m doing my online show about hot and cold on Wednesday, and it has me thinking of how I’ve dealt with hot days and cold days in my life. I loved the heat as a kid. In the summer I…

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Monday, July 4, 2022 - Independence Day

It’s Independence Day morning as I write this, and that has me thinking of how I’ve spent this holiday over the years. When I was a kid I couldn’t wait to get my hands on some firecrackers and bottle rockets…

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Monday, June 27, 2022 - Writing

I’m getting the urge to write songs again, and I’m always curious what motivates me to write. I know that others feel that writing helps them work through issues that they’re dealing with. Some writers say they have a responsibility…

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