There is something strange and sacred about the summers of our youth. They stand as the first deep breaths of freedom that we get as we grow and the memories we find there are always there, waiting to be rediscovered once the days get long and the air cools once the clock hits one in… Continue reading Those Long Summer Nights
Sometimes the only thing you can do is to keep moving forward. You let your body take over, you let your mind drop into autopilot, and you keep on truckin’. During these times, that’s sometimes all you can do. The stress of the politics, the pandemic, our social strife, and then our lives. On… Continue reading Keepin’ On
In recording my recent podcast about the nature of American freedom I naturally left out LOTS of things I wanted to say so I thought I’d follow it up with a blog. The thing about freedom, as I said in the podcast, is that it is a contract. Freedom with a capital ‘F’ is about… Continue reading Freedom Fries 2
In which I talk about our need to take a pause and consider what freedom really means.
For me, I feel weird if I am not creating in some way. The way my mind works is that I always have to have a creative project cooking or I get antsy. In all this though it's easy for me to forget that I have released three books in the last year. While the… Continue reading My Newest Releases
It feels strange that for the many, many years I have been writing and writing blogs that I rarely talk about music and its influence on my life. It’s not that music isn’t a constant in my life, a constant in my head, but that I feel like an imposter talking about music. I… Continue reading To The Beat Of A Drum
A few weeks ago, as it seemed as if the pandemic was lessening, I started asking myself what have you done? Now, mind you, I have still been working through all of this, remotely, but I felt the weight of all of this time. I felt the weight of not being able to see friends,… Continue reading Things To Come
Make no mistake, the table has never been set for all Americans.This should not be a new and sudden revelation as you look at the way Native Americans were initially treated and continue to be treated and how minorities and ‘certain’ people are treated in this nation.We have never been perfect, which is fine, but… Continue reading Make No Mistake
I had a thought recently that HEY, it'd be pretty fun to have some of my weirdo images on shirts and whatnot. Lucky for me the worm of consumerism has turned and like self publishing, there are sites that allow you to upload designs and they do the heavy lifting and you make a couple… Continue reading Merch, You Say?
So, what did we learn As 2020 began many of us turned to the 1920’s for inspiration for costumes and motifs to bring in a new year. Hey, new year, new you! We made our resolutions. We made our plans. We danced. We sang. We looked to a future that looked like it could still… Continue reading What Did We Learn