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TAKE ME AWAY – PART 3

Last week I began recording my new instrumental late at night. The serenity of recording at 4 a.m. is amazing. It is also hard work and sometimes my hand becomes numb. I have to stop and shake it out for a few minutes because I can’t feel it. Continue reading

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I STILL REMEMBER – PART 2

I’ve been an artist all of my life. And working with music involves much of the same abilities I’ve used as a professional illustrator for the last thirty years. I’m grateful that when I began playing my guitar again after almost thirty years, I could still remember most of the songs I wrote so long ago. Continue reading

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JUST A TUNE – PART 2

I love how Cheryl lives on for me through my songs. When I think of Cheryl, I am always reminded of how precious life is. She desperately wanted to live. I am blessed because my life is truly a gift. I’ve decided to unwrap it now and enjoy what’s inside. Continue reading

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PAINFUL WORDS

I performed “Misunderstood” last night at Kulak’s Woodshed. This was my first performance in seven months. I hadn’t felt like being in front of an audience due to my eye problems. But I did it! Continue reading

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MISUNDERSTOOD-PART 1

My son has no idea that I wrote this song. What emerged from our conflict, were many feelings related to the divorce that had been suppressed. It seems like sharing here is the antithesis of being misunderstood. I feel understood now. Continue reading

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TRANSFORMING MY LIFE

For me, being under hypnosis is like drifting through clouds. I’ll hear music, see colors and am totally serene. When I awaken I am very refreshed and energized. Continue reading

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TAKE ME AWAY – PART 2

My new song “Take Me Away” life was like a soft blanket over my entire day. It surrounded me with sweet notes and a melody that took away all of my sadness. Continue reading

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TAKE ME AWAY – PART 1

It’s hard for me to understand how I am such a passionate songwriter when I seldom consciously choose to write a song. I cannot compose a new song by simply playing my guitar and wishing for it to appear. A song unfolds for me, and it usually happens at a time when I’m very discouraged. It all starts with a magical moment. Continue reading

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COLORS AND SOUNDS FILLED ME WITH DELIGHT

Art and music are two creative pursuits define my life. Art is my profession; music is my passion. Continue reading

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MY STORY

I am sharing my story because I want to inspire other people to know happiness is truly possible, despite grief and challenges in life. I realize that I was blessed with the wonderful outlets of writing, art, and music. My wish is that every human can find something in their life that brings them joy! Continue reading

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