I Am From

October 14, 2014

A friend from high-school posted a poem by her 9-yr-old daughter Vivian on Facebook last week. I printed it and brought it home to read to the family and nearly teared-up each time I read it, I thought it was so beautifully done. What a wonderful portrait of childhood. Very Whitmanian, if you ask me. […]

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Sundaysong Singalong Goes To The Park

October 5, 2014

This morning’s singalong was a great official public debut – at Little Stacy Park, 11am-12pm – and the weather was ideal. So was the crowd of 20 or so friends and a strangers who sat on the stage or laid and played on the grass. My old-school transparency projector did the job and we almost made […]

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September News

September 29, 2014

I love new years, and better than a new calendar year is a new birthday year. So after turning 42 earlier this month and feeling like it had brought many answers, I set out again to refine my sound and vision for Fall’s shows. This meant getting some new (battery-powered) gear that will allow me to bring some […]

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LOVE by John Lennon (For Gray and Lauren)

September 26, 2014

Gray and Lauren got married a few weeks ago, so I worked up this old favorite to perform at the wedding. How much more simple, beautiful and true can a song get?! Love is real, real is love Love is feeling, feeling love Love is wanting to be loved Love is touch, touch is love Love […]

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Asleep In The Shade

September 22, 2014

Meditation takes many forms and for me sometimes the most effortless is losing myself, late at night, in the soupy, loopy delay of a slow ambient guitar progression. (Especially when I have new loop and delay pedals to play with.) Adding simple layer upon echoey layer bakes a nice end-of-day dream. I use this to help slip past a long day out […]

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42 Is The Answer

September 5, 2014

What’s the question? Well, it could be: How old are you now? or When will your life come together? or When will you be happy? I could answer all of these with, “42.” (I haven’t read it, but I’m aware of 42’s significance from The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, in which the supercomputer Deep Thought […]

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Sundaysong Singalong Has Begun

July 22, 2014

I’ve finally started doing something I’ve wanted to do for like the last year: Sundaysong Singalong. The idea is simple: have a singalong instead of church. Put another way, it’s like an old Pete Seeger-style folksong singalong, just with a Sunday-morning sort of setlist: songs of  love, beauty, gratitude, wisdom, work, wonder… songs that evoke […]

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1953 Colombia Sports III

July 21, 2014

I’m a bicycle nut. So when I picked up a sweet old vintage bike at a yard sale this weekend for $40 I had the double-delight of finding a precious ol’ pedal for a pittance. I love classic old 3-speeds like this. And it didn’t take much to get it going. Pumped up the tires […]

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Rocky Mountain High With Jody And The Boys

July 15, 2014

Jody (Maile’s lil brother) is getting married Aug. 9th and he planned a trip for all his groomsmen for us all to go to Estes Park, CO, where he was a YMCA councilor for two summers after college and has returned several times. There is a hike there that he takes everyone he can get […]

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