Stepping Up to the Plate
May24

Stepping Up to the Plate

I was about nine years old when my parents would come home from work, shut their bedroom door behind them, and start arguing.  There wasn’t a pillow large enough that could hide me from the sound.  Parents try preparing their children for everything, but not this.  I’d leave the house to the nearby junior high where boys my same age practiced baseball.  You’d hear things like, “Two down,” from the chubby one with gear on behind home...

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Change is Good
Jan16

Change is Good

While driving to work this morning, I got honked at. I could have predicted it. I’m cruising in the middle lane, speed limit of 45, and my right turn was coming up in about a quarter of a mile. No music playing, no checking my phone; it’s just me, the road, and normal morning traffic conditions. I’m aware of the red two-door in the right lane, about two car lengths behind. I put my blinker on, giving it a second or two, and look over...

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A New Year’s Resolution
Dec27

A New Year’s Resolution

Let me start by saying thank you. Thank you for following.  Thank you for being a fan.  Thank you for the likes, comments and shares.  Thank you for sticking around.  Thank you for being you.  Thank you for allowing me to be me.  Thank you for your time. This next year is going to rock, and if everything goes as planned, the first version of Genesis will be released by Mother’s Day 2014.  Like my friend tells me, “Work as if there is...

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Ring of Fire Cover by my daughter Genesis
Jul06

Ring of Fire Cover by my daughter Genesis

It was an odd week with the 4th of July landing on a Thursday this year.  It was the first year in the last four that I was able to have both girls to celebrate our independence together.  We spent it with friends we consider family, and it went off with a bang, with a side of hoot and a dash of shenanigans. There really wasn’t much time to write anything new this week, so before my daughter Genesis left to visit her Papa in Arkansas...

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Dad Writes Article That’s Full of Sh*t

Ninety-five percent of the time, my 11 year old daughter sings to tasteful music to the likes of Adele, Mumford & Sons, and Bruno Mars.  She sits on her Kindle for hours, reading lyrics, practicing songs and finding her own voice and applying her style to it.  Once she thinks she might have it down, or close to, she’ll ask me, “Dad, can you learn this one on guitar?”  And so I do, and so we play together and it’s a lot of fun for...

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