Dear Loved, Lost Soul

When someone leaves and doesn’t say good-bye When someone gives up and doesn’t really try We’re left with a bundle of threads, untied and tangled When someone we love dies. If they would have understood, surrendered and really lived Then they could have lived the lives we live But addiction…

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The Point

I worked all my life, starting at 17, always someplace to go, someone to be. About a year ago, I decided to get off the treadmill and try life at a different pace. I have to admit while working full-time, I was never good at playing, “The Game”, you know the…

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Your Inner Child Is Knocking

I’m always in wonder at my students, their bravery, commitment, and honesty. They range from 6 years old to 85, guitar, ukulele and piano, mostly guitar as it’s my main instrument. The kid’s are sometimes more of an entertainment lesson, their attention span wanes, so we go from one instrument to…

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The Letter, Guitar and Cat

She wrote each of us kids a letter, each started with the words, “I Love You The Best…” As she lay dying in the next room, out of sadness, I read them all. I knew it was wrong, but I was in desperate search of the woman she once was. When…

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Decade Over My Left Shoulder

It’s hard to take a reflective look at one’s life, thinking of the things that needed and didn’t need said, things not done and needing doing. I get so busy, that I forget to just be. I started the decade in Columbus, Ohio, where a 10-year stint at a radio…

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My reunion with Snow 2019

I just got back from spending Christmas with my brother and his family in Arizona, where we made the drive to Flagstaff to enjoy the snow. We wanted to go skiing, but got there too late, as all the rental equipment in the small town was gone, so instead we…

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How My Website Was Born

I’m not a computer person, although due to my profession, I’m a Facebooker, Twitterer, and Reverbnation kind of kid. So, when a student and her mother offered to build me a website, I leapt at the offer. I knew that I needed a professional website, but creating one for me,…

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A Christmas Card To My Students

It’s Christmas time, here in San Antonio, the weather changes minute to minute. I have to keep an array of outfits at the ready, sweater to shorts, like fat to thin. It’s a special time with my students, trying out Christmas songs as I hope they gather round and sing together…

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A Musician’s Concert Experience

This past Wednesday, I went to the Cher Concert at The AT & T Center. I’m not much for concerts, as I was a radio DJ for 23 years and went to a lot of shows for free. It was the concert promoter’s way of promoting the concert; I’d promote…

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Be The Bird

I’ve been part of an online Songwriting group for the past 4 years, we write a song a week some years, others a song a month. I guess that means I have at least 128 original songs, more actually because I’ve dabbled with songwriting since I was 15. I remember…

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