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PLUTO'S SUMMER

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Summer has arrived and it seems I have finally scaled back my schedule so that I truly have blank time for whatever comes up.

In the empty hours what has surfaced are lazy hours rummaging through and organizing…

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SONG SKETCH

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February Album Writing Month is well underway for me again this year, my 13th year participating. I will do a wrap-up blog post in early March deconstructing some of my songs and thoughts on the creative process, which…

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I LOVE THE ONE WHO IS...

…traveling, disappointed. My plans to relocate to the west coast have been placed on indefinite pause due to some unexpected, difficult life events. On my fourth day of driving all my things east to settle back into a life in…

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IN THE TIME OF JONI

I'm playing my first venue show since early March 2020. I'm only doing this because of Joni. 

Let me explain. I imagine when Shakespeare was alive someone was sure to think, “I live in the time of Shakespeare.” I find…

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THIS QUIVER OF ARROWS 

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I've been mulling over what it means to speak or not speak. This is a well-worn obsession of mine. A few years back I concluded that surrendering words for presence was much preferred. 

I neatly sorted it out…

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POSTCARD FROM WASHINGTON

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Hello from Washington! For the past two months I have been making the Pacific Northwest my home. This morning was surprisingly clear and I realized I have a view of what I think must be Mt. Rainier. The…

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