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...
Embracing The Chill…

Embracing The Chill…

This week, I’m in my home state of Michigan. My wife and I are readying our historic commercial building (if you don’t know about our adventure called The Music Vault, go to www.themusicvault.com to learn more) for tours and visitors during the 29th Annual Sleighbell...

All Things Being Equinox

Mother Nature sure seems fairly hell-bent on doing some house cleaning lately. Top-of-the-scale hurricanes, massive wildfires, earthquakes, historic flooding in some places, deadly drought in others. Most of the planet seems to be pretty off-kilter* at the moment. My...