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...

ONLY ONE GREAT THING

I share this Inuit song here with you here, before this Friday sun rises (or we actually bow to the sun) and wonder what it’s like in the polar regions to witness the dawning of the sun after weeks of utter darkness. Somewhere in my mind this feels like a repeat; but...