So Grateful

Today as All Hallows eve is upon us, I am remembering friends, benefactors, and those who have gone before. Those who have passed beyond the veil. There is an African proverb that we stand on the shoulders of our ancestors. I believe this phrase includes our familial line as well…

Boys in the Boat

You can't help but notice how music is used to motivate us to action. Anyone who visits the gym can't help but notice how many people have earbuds in their ears. It's not just a way to keep the world out; using music can be a way to override the…
I can't help it, I think in song. September rolls around and I hear that guitar lick  and horn section of Earth Wind and Fire's intro to their song September and I do a little happy dance, publicly or discretely depending on the company.  I hope your summer has been…

Happy 4th to you!

Happy Summer to you my friend! Earshot Jazz approached me  and asked me to write a short piece about my Japan musical adventures and I will share the text here. You can see the article in context here Enjoy! I will be taking a nap in the sunshine! Hello Kitty.…

The Wide, Wide World…

Recently as I was getting into my car which was parked in the garage, I noticed a yellow poppy that had found a little gap in the wall and squeezed its bright head through a parted shingle to explore the darkness of the garage. It was a pleasant surprise to…

Japan, Here I Come

I love spring in the Northwest. The slightest hint of sunshine causes folks in these parts to remove any clothing that would get in the way of experiencing the elusive elixir of free vitamin D.  The earth erupts with crocus and daffodil as well as weeds and the very air…

Growth Happens!

I recently came across the obituary of Sr. Nirmala Joshi who died in the spring of 2015. She was the the nun who replaced Mother Teresa as head of the Missionaries of Charity. Reading her brief obituary, I was intrigued as to what Sr Nirmala must have felt stepping into…

New CD and lessons!

    Cover Art by Jeff Busch/ Design by Scott Stevens   Well last week we sent my newest CD “Come Together” to Nyberg Mastering in Seattle. Please don't ask me to explain the science of mastering, but know that it makes the CD sound really cool! The process softens…