I own many objects. None of my possessions bring the deep satisfaction of walking around the yard, pulling up the branches of a thick berry bush and finding sweet and juicy blackberries (thornless). This morning was such a time. Brought them into the house and introduced them to some Dahlias that grew in our garden. [...]
A few years ago, I was struggling to find the joy in songwriting and singing my songs - mostly due to a hypercritical critic criticizing between my ears. During that same time, a friend posted a song on SoundCloud that his young boy had recorded. It was an awakening to hear a child create just [...]
Lately I have been anxious, short tempered, and feeling out of sorts. Yesterday, I got a frozen yogurt. I had requested vanilla with fresh strawberries on top with some chocolate sprinkles. They were out of strawberries and I ended up with some sour mixture of raspberries and boysenberries, This pissed me off. It is one [...]
Out back, we have a place for the Koi. Did you know four Koi can produce a bunch of little ones - which explains why a 2nd pond was needed. This could easily get out of control! Now back into the house. It is hot out here!
Still continuing to write and record music, but not at the same pace as before. Plenty of work outside to keep me busy. I wrote this one some time ago and recently polished it up a bit (a lot). Those Nashville folks can sure play! https://soundcloud.com/user-359965116/meet-in-the-middle-new-recording
Just picked this beauty from a little tree I planted two and a half years ago. These are from just two trees at my daughter’s place. This was only half of that harvest. I have my peach picking face on…serious work. Love peaches that have ripened on the tree!
Spent some time this evening on the Sacramento River fishing for striped bass. The moonlight was beautiful.
This fire, the #DixieFire, started at nearly the same location as the #CampFire, which burned down our hometown of Paradise California two and a half years ago. It looks like the equipment of our utility company may have ignited this fire just like it did with the Camp Fire. Fortunately for Paradise folks, this time [...]
I am going to tell this story backwards. The End This is what I saw as I left the Roundhouse in Yosemite. It was a welcomed relief after spending time in the Roundhouse with a hundred other people with the outside temperature being over 100 degrees Fahrenheit and with a nice hot fire blazing in [...]