Welcome Winter? ….Yes.

The sun rises on this cold, cloudless first official day of Winter in the Northern Hemisphere. The Ursid meteor shower accompanies December’s full moon – the Cold Moon – at its peak. I’m not studied in astrology or numerology but am pulled by the patterns and cycles...

Do What You Love

“Gee, ain’t it funny how time slips away*…”  – © 1961, Willie Nelson *I wrote this a few weeks ago and never posted it. I guess I didn’t “bury the story” in some folder on my hard drive for a reason. That part of me that...

Headed West

17 years ago today, I left Watkinsville, GA headed toward Austin, Texas with my Dodge Caravan loaded to the gills with all the things I deemed important – my dog, Mackenzie; my music gear; my clothes; my computer rig (yes, before the ubiquitous proliferation of...

Oh, To Sleep Like a Dog

It’s 3 a.m. and my wife just left for a business trip. Breathing an extra prayer or two for her safe travel feels necessary at this hour because the hour-long trip to the Austin airport can be filled with all manner of nocturnal creatures who feel the need to hang out...