When life smells like a dead seal!

When life smells like a dead seal! Fair warning……this may be gross.   One of the benefits of youth is being endowed with a sense of unbounded enthusiasm. Those who know me now may find it hard to believe that I was ever enthusiastic about anything, but as a 7 year old, moving 250 miles away from... Read more »
June 16, 2016

Do it again!

Do it again!   As an on off trumpet player (currently off) I understand only too well the value of repetition. No matter which instrument you decided to play there is no shortcut cut to proficiency, the repeated strumming, picking, blowing or drumming is an inescapable essential in the bid to rise above... Read more »
March 8, 2016

Time to get real

Time to get real Even writing that title makes me cringe in certain areas of my life. It occurs to me that with longevity comes complacency. 100 years ago life expectancy was pretty low. Health care was a real gamble and had the very strong possibility of being the thing that killed you. We... Read more »
January 8, 2016

Live and don’t learn.

Live and don’t learn. I used to read a lot of Calvin and Hobbes books when I was younger. There was something in the mind if a six year old boy that resonated quite well with me, occasionally I return to them for a half hour of joviality. One particular strip stuck with me, after... Read more »
January 3, 2016

The thrill of hope

The thrill of hope Being told that “it could be worse” really is no help at all. Of course it could be worse, without a doubt there are people in way worse situations than I will ever be; it is not up for debate that people are enduring hardships and terror, disaster and devastating circumstances.... Read more »
December 14, 2015


Expeditious It’s not that I particularly try to be, I just am. This trait definitely never manifested itself in my schoolwork or grades, I don’t think that I was ready to learn as a child or teenager; I found schoolwork mind numbingly boring and teachers to be harsh and strictured. The... Read more »
November 12, 2015