• Is It My Turn Yet?

    Is it my turn yet? Like an anxious school kid who knows the answer but has been skipped over; with hand raised high, waving, he jumps up and down with excitement, but the teacher doesn’t call on him; so, it is with the artist who stands before life’s school teacher and has been skipped over. The artist who has done his homework, paid his dues, put in his time, contributed to the art industry, been disciplined, honed his craft, made peace with money and the lack there of, has he done enough? Yes…

  • Don't take the easy way

    As we wrap up 2022, a new year is already in motion. Life seems to be traveling swifter than the San Juan River during a snowmelt. Someone said to me, “Even the young feel their lives are going by too fast. How can anyone keep up with all of the demands they’re facing?” Are we stepping into the same boat as before, trying to keep it upright until we reach the other shore — again? If that is the case, my Sweet Al and I have been paddling for a long time. All in an effort to meet whatever the day …

  • Fear has a new name

    Have you noticed? People have renamed fear and called it wisdom. Fear-based decisions have a different outcome than God-based decisions. A good example is a movie my Sweet Al and I watched while snowed in over the holidays. This film is called “The Zookeeper’s Wife.” It is a true story set in 1939 during World War II when Germany invaded Poland. The Zabinskis survived the bombardment of the city of Warsaw. Many of the Jewish people ran from the bombings and oppression. Jan and Antonina Zabinski …

  • Music from the silence of his own soul

    Waiting in silence can be hard to do in a world full of noise. Even more so, being silent when it requires us to stop pursuing something of importance. It is in our nature to want action and to take any shortcut to make our passion a reality. How many times have you pursued a finish, only to find that had you stopped and taken in the fullness of a moment, you would have had a different outcome? That question brings new meaning to Psalms 46:10: “Be still and know that I am God.” As for me, wai…