Challenge Accepted

We found this at Lowes this week. I almost bought it, but quickly realized if I can’t get them to put the seat down, I’m pretty sure pushing a button is out of the question. Besides it’s not the inside of our toilet that’s the problem.

Big City Ways

Three shows in three weeks made this introvert exhausted. It was fun though. Here is a short clip from one of them. A group of us did a family friendly show at the Bin and had a decent turn out. Hope we can do that one again. Boy was it fun. The sound is a…

the year that did not kill me

I’ve been writing and rewriting, wanting to sum up 2015 for you guys, and for myself to no avail. Word picture: Me, butt in chair, staring at a computer screen and eating potato chips, for hours.  That and drinking massive amounts of coffee. Then going outside in our forever summer to smoke. I know, smoking…

Thankful for my struggle

 I am thankful for my struggle, because without it I wouldn’t have stumbled across my strength. What are you thankful for today?

Some days I wish for good aim

I do try to be honest with you guys. As much as I’d like to say I have I have it all together, I don’t always. Yesterday was such a day. Yesterday, I wanted to yell and scream and throw things. I didn’t. But I wanted to. And yet I know, His mercies are new…

Family First

It does not matter how carefully we plan and dream, life is full of left turns and surprises. I had my summer all planned out. A book to write. Classes to finish. Blogs to write. Parties to go to. Gigs that made me thrilled with excitement. And then life happened and I had to choose….

1,000 down, 9,000 to go.

“To become a chess grand-master also seems to take about ten years. (Only the legendary Bobby Fischer got to that elite level in less than that amount of time: it took him nine years.) And what’s ten years? Well, it’s roughly how long it takes to put in ten thousand hours of hard practice. Ten thousand hours is…