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Songs of Significance...some random thoughts

Hello everyone. We've got a small storm moving in and I think the dropping barometer has led to me thinking some thoughts I'd like to share. I'd love for this blog to become a place where people comment and discuss…
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Greetings....

Good day everyone! People who know me know that I'm not generally a big fan of this time of year. Some have stooped so low as to call me a Grinch. That I am not. Perhaps a Costanza, but not…
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Wow, where'd those months go...

     Hello all. I've been thinking about writing another entry for awhile and haven't gotten around to it. I didn't realize my last post was in September. A lot has happened since then, for all of us I'm sure. This blog…
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Where have all the childhoods gone?

Are you ready for a rant? I hope so because I feel a good one coming on....

When I was a kid, I was very active. I was a cub scout, occasionally attempted to play little league (I was hands…
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It's been awhile...

Hello everyone. Yes, it's been quite a summer. Sailing and driving and vacationing and pondering the absurdity of life. It was warm here in Maine today, and by that I mean over 80 degrees, that's fahrenheit for my Canadian readers...The…
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Judgement Day!

Hello all,

I had a beautiful day today. I sailed my little boat out to Damariscove Island, and preserve island owned by the Boothbay Region Land Trust. They're a great organization, check them out. I had intended to motor out…
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I've been silent for awhile...

...and that is rare for me. I've had an incredibly musical couple of weeks. Most of the experiences have been great, other aspects have been frustrating. I guess that's what we call life. The good has been out-weighing the frustrating…
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New compositions...

     I spend a lot of time driving. It's just the way my life is and I'm okay with it. Luckily, Maine has a great NPR affiliate and I can usually get pretty good reception in the car. Other than taking…
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The Garden Song...in December?

     I have many musical memories from my childhood, from car sing-a-longs, to my father singing to us while playing his guitar, to my grandfathers both singing to us, and my mother regaling us with stories of playing the french horn…
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I'm baaaack!

     Well, I've taken a few months away from the blog. I've had some big changes in my life and that's good. It needs to happen sometimes. I'll be getting back into the swing of things over the next few months…
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Final Song of Progressions 

     So we've finally made it, 12 months, 12 songs. The final song on this list is the final song on the album. It's bittersweet, this post. I've enjoyed going through my material and thinking of where I was when I…
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Smiling, this month's song. 

     Wow, there's only two songs left. This month and next month's. What a year....

     This month's song is Smiling. I wrote this song in the summer of 1998 while working as a counselor at a camp on a lake in…