5 Reasons to Take up a Musical Instrument

It’s no secret. I love music. I love playing musical instruments. I started my love affair with music as a six-year-old kid. I started writing songs when I was nine. I started playing the trumpet when I was 10. I’ve been playing a variety of instruments and writing songs for all of my adult life….

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In the Balance We Thrive

It’s been awhile since I’ve written a new poem, so I thought I’d do some spontaneous writing this week. One thing that I love about poetry is that it feels spontaneous and immediate to me. When I get in a creative writing mood, I can sit down and write a poem without worrying about perfection…

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Keep It Simple and Grow Your Art

In June, I had a hernia repair surgery. I was confined to my reclining chair for several days. I started working on one of my forthcoming music projects on my iPad. I started adding some new tracks to the existing tracks. It didn’t take long to discover I was complicating what I’d already purposefully kept…

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Story: It Must Be Told or Forever Forgotten

I’m a storyteller at heart. In fact, I think we’re all storytellers. The ability to communicate through stories has been a human trait since the beginning of humankind. Some have a greater desire to tell stories than others. We call those crazy people writers. I’m one of them. A little later in this post, I’ll…

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Change Is the Only Constant

If you follow me online, you might know a few things about me: I’m a single dad. I’m a Christian. Music and writing are two of my favorite things. I believe in living a simple life. The struggle is real. My¬†writing journey started years ago, long before the blogs and long before the World Wide…

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