June is Bustin’ Out All Over…

Sometimes, Life Feels Like a Musical For me, June is bustin’ out all over. I woke up in a good mood one morning this week, remembering an experience from my early adolescent years. Now, it?s become a precious memory for me. One glorious Indiana day in June,...

Life Purpose

Making a Difference Life Purpose… I was very idealistic as a teenager. For better or worse, I grew up in the 60?s which was a very tumultuous and exciting time for all who were there for it. As informed by the youth culture of the day, I really dug into and...

Art Imitates Life

Art Imitates Life Recently, I?ve been thinking about the concept of art imitating life. Oscar Wilde wrote that “life imitates art far more than art imitates life”. In musical terms, I think of it as music mirroring life. I?ve heard songs in my life that...

Musical Adventures of 2016

Thank You 2016! I sure had a wild ride of musical adventures in 2016. I?m very grateful that I retired in 2015. It has given me a lot more time to do what I love. Here?s how the year unfolded, month by month. JANUARY Wrote Bless the Journey Now, a new song to...

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...