OVERWHELMED

I have felt overwhelmed by sadness these past couple days. Somber times. The shooting in Florida. I had the news on while waiting in the car. I had heard several accounts of the shooting, but suddenly started sobbing – hard to catch my breath sobbing. I simply...

WORTH STRIVING FOR

So – no doubt it’s a condition of my age. This morning or last I fired up my computer to get to work and there was a photo of Mitt Romney with a headline about his upcoming announcement. Politics aside – what I saw most notably were his wrinkles. And immediately what...

DON’T TAKE IT PERSONALLY

Don’t take anything personally. Nothing others do is because of you. What others say and do is a projection of their own reality, their own dream. When you are immune to the opinions and actions of others, you won’t be the victim of needless suffering. -Don Miguel...

I DON’T KNOW

The title track on my upcoming album is Joni Mitchell’s ‘Both Sides Now.’ I have been singing that song in earnest since my thirties. For the album I recorded a simple piano/vocal version. Well, not exactly simple. After pestering from my coach, Vance Gilbert, I came...

I’M PROUD OF YOU

I’m questioning decisions I made as a parent. I made a decision early on in my child rearing years not to say, “I’m proud of you” to my kids. I wonder in that decision. Sounds heartless to my mind but my heart whispers ‘heart-full’. Whenever I heard that...