We went to dinner with my cousin, Darnell Arnoult and her husband, William Brock, last night. The last time I visited Darnell and William at their home down I-40, there sat an extrem...more


Where have I been? Ugh. Has it really been a month since I've updated? Judge me. Go ahead. The good news is the bad neighbor is gone. I'm guessing he abandoned the house since it appears to have been the landlord who removed the 100 or so tires that said bad neighbor had stacked up against my back fence. I haven't seen anyone over there for a few weeks. HOORAY! There is still a blue tarp over the roof of the house, but we'll take what we can get. I played a show with Benton Stokes the other night....more

What Books Do You Care About?

I've been reading a lot more since Jim got me my Kindle for Christmas. Have I mentioned how much I love this thing? As I look back over my book list for 2010, I have to admit I'm a little underwhelmed....more

Irons, Fires and Custom Decorative Mirrors, Oh My!

I have a million irons in the fire. At least it feels like it, anyway. As a true Scorpio, I'm really great at getting something started, but finishing takes a little more discipline. No, all that glitters isn't gold, but it still glitters, and I like glitter, darn it.One iron of late has been making decorative mirrors. Anytime I'd see one, I'd think, "How did they do that?" and when I start asking that question, you can pretty much bet that I'm seeing "glitter." I found everything I needed to know about getting started on the internet, read everything I could, and went to it....more

How to Change Your Mind

Sometimes I think I'll get a new house at some point. Then, I look around my little place and think of how nice it is to not have to deal with cleaning a larger space and mowing a larger yard and how I don't sink all my income into a house, and I drop it. That doesn't stop me from looking, though. I've become quite a little snoop with houses for sale, and with some that I'd just like to buy even though they're not for sale. Yesterday was a snoop day. And I was snooping in on the rich people and their multi-million dollar homes that they no longer want. ...more

A Record of the Mundane

I wrote at a new place today.  There were 'roach traps' in the room.  Nice.  We still managed to write an up-tempo, positive song.  Go figure. ...more

I Can't Talk About It: My Worst Fear

My worst fear: me, in my Zumba class, being filmed and then put on TV. I would've rather had touched a snake. I would've rather HELD the snake, and that makes me short of breath even typing it. Today, the camera crew came into the Zumba class. They were filming some guy and some girl--wanna-be reality TV stars, I find out later. (Shoot, they could BE reality TV stars--I wouldn't know.) It took me a few minutes to realize that this wasn't for a quick TV news segment which I could stay safely out of. I left the class early, of course. ...more