Sunscreen, Betsey Johnson and a Village
May07

Sunscreen, Betsey Johnson and a Village

Tomorrow is my birthday. I actually enjoy birthdays, and truthfully I don’t even mind getting older. Getting older just means getting better in my mind. I love that I have life experiences to share and hopefully some wisdom to go with it. Older is not the problem, aging is. Aging, that is the thing am battling on a daily basis. Shortly after I turned 30 my skin started rebelling, dark patches appeared almost overnight, and if I...

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525,600 Shows
Apr02

525,600 Shows

Like many people I enjoy lists. I like the structure of making a list, I like crossing things off of lists, I like reviewing lists. So the other day when C. Smith and I were discussing how many Broadway shows we had seen, he jokingly said “don’t you have a list.” I did not. So like any good list writer I set forth the very next day to make my list. This was a bigger task than yo might think, mainly because for 6 years we had season...

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Life Is Easier When You’ve Got A Posse
Mar03

Life Is Easier When You’ve Got A Posse

A few weeks back I received a group text from one of my girlfriends, she had recently read an article about middle school friendship and the article identified a particular type of friendship that reminded her of our group…she was thanking us for being her Committed Friends.  That word, committed has been on my mind since then.  I am truly lucky in that I have not just one but two groups of committed friends, My B-town girls and my BG...

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Prince’s Guitar Heroics – A Breakdown
Mar02

Prince’s Guitar Heroics – A Breakdown

April 21, 2017 will mark the one-year anniversary of one of the most tragic and unexpected deaths in modern music history. To honor Prince’s loss, I’d like to offer a quick breakdown of what I believe to be one of his most impressive and influential guitar solos; his masterful “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” solo from the 2004 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. I’d set the stage, but there’s already plenty of blog posts and...

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A short essay on my Father at 83.
Jan21

A short essay on my Father at 83.

My old man was born 83 years ago this month to a poor family in central Texas. This man was at war.  At war between the tangible, things that you could taste, smell, hear and touch.  Hard things like six penny nails, ten gallon buckets, bailing wire, guns.  Shiny things of value like coins, toy trains, scientific equipment, stamps and books.  On the other side, the conflicting side, was the ideals, the thoughts, the letters, the...

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Dearly Beloved… Coping with the Loss of Prince, 80% of the Way…
Apr21

Dearly Beloved… Coping with the Loss of Prince, 80% of the Way…

Celebrity deaths are interesting. While we don’t know these people personally, we know them intimately through their art, performance, public persona and our personal connection we have with the joy and beauty they’ve brought into our otherwise tedious and mostly insignificant lives. Is it crazy to feel grief for someone you’ve never met personally? Maybe. But, I’ll be the first to admit, I have been deeply and emotionally affected by...

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