You Can Shine a Flashlight

Dena and I co-wrote You Can Shine a Flashlight back in 2012. Somewhere earlier in Dena?s spiritual journey, she had coined a phrase, ?You can shine a flashlight, but not a flashdark…? While talking with a friend who was sharing about their fear of darkness and...

Anniversary

Happy Anniversary Dena and I celebrated our 12th year wedding anniversary this week on December 19th. I am truly blessed to be in partnership with a conscious, compassionate woman who is aware and spiritually evolving. One thing I have learned over the past 12 years...

Let Go

Song Spotlight: Let Go I referred to this new song, in passing, as part of a blog post this past October. The song is called Let Go. I was inspired to write it after hearing Iris DeMent perform at the Harris Center for the Arts in Folsom. For me, letting go is...

Shift Happens

New Song Spotlight: Shift Happens I began writing this song – Shift Happens – a few years ago. It was inspired by something Dena wrote on a Daily Napkin that used the phrase, ?Shift Happens.? The title is a play on words and, yes, we all know how the...

The “Other” Hallelujah

Another Hallelujah Earlier this month, I found a powerful live version of the song, Hallelujah, written by Leonard Cohen. It was sung by a Toronto pop choral group that calls themselves Choir! Choir! Choir! I was deeply moved by the emotional and powerful expression...

Four Corners

As with some other songs of mine, I was inspired to write Four Corners by my observations of and inspiration by the natural world around me.?I wrote it during the end of year holiday season in 1989. Flying Over Four Corners The song came to me while I was traveling...