Red Hot Chili Peppers...my first love

...is what the Red Hot Chili Peppers front man, Anthony Kiedis, should have titled his autobiography, Scar Tissue. Now, for anyone who knows about me and my twenty-some-year love affair with my main man, here, this last statement is a...more

Segment 2: The Man in the Truck

Blog Directory I was upstairs surrounded by the woodpaneling that made up his walls and was staring at the open closet door that had an unused hanger hooked to the inside and plenty of shirts slung over it’s doorway. There was a lightbulb on in the middle inside of it and hangers were on the floor besides more shirts, a couple of cracked jewel cases and a worn brown shoe with the back heel sunken in, stuffed with a black ankle sock....more

love to love you

   Tuesday, June 28, 2011...more

Moment of the Week - 46: I Feel Good

The twins break it down to James Brown with some fancy footwork!   http://parentwin.blogspot.com/2011/06/moment-of-week-46-i-feel-good.html...more

Moment of th Week - 45: Musical Ottoman

Twins play musical chairs without the chairs. A madeup song and dance.   http://parentwin.blogspot.com/2011/06/moment-of-week-45-musical-ottoman.html...more

Soul Work with Lily Taylor

My Soul Work interview series kicks off with talented musician and performer, Lily Taylor and her story of finding her passion through music....more

THE RAINBOW TRAIN

  I just got home from Fiddle camp....a place that is so very special to my family in the middle of the mountains. I was unplugged for 2 entire weeks, except once to check my email and once when I drove 10 miles down the road to receive cell service. It made me realize once again the importance of simple pleasures, of perseverance and a positive attitude. The first week camp flooded and many of the campers on one side of the camp had to be placed in a hotel down the road. It didn't dampen anyone's spirit, though, and when the news got wind, it was shown on TV....more

Fathers and Sons: A Musical Reflection

Recently, I had a favorite song transcribed for me, Steve Goodman’s “My Old Man.” I discovered it as a deleted scene on Goodman’s Austin City Limits DVD and fell in love with it. It’s a big ol’ Man-Weeper and my friend, The Nutty Professor, figured out a way for a novice guitar player like me to play it....more

Midnight in Paris - Film Review

Have you ever gone to a film reluctantly? A lot of the times you think the movie isn't your cup of tea, right? I had to use that expression because my mother wanted to go see the latest Owen Wilson film because she likes him. Yes, my mouth dropped open when she said that. My mom likes Owen Wilson!...more

Finding happiness…

I fondly re-read these quotes today:  “The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet.”James Oppenheim “When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.”Helen Keller...more

Happiness is finding calmness and steadiness in a midst of a minucia incident... and continuing ...more