Music Mondays: Kickin' It Old School

I’m gonna be honest here: This blogging gig is a pretty neat thing.  It provides me with a platform to share things I find important, interesting, or just plain fun.  It also has led me to meet other interesting and talented writers. ...more

The Good Stuff: May 5 thru May 11, 2013

I'm a little late posting this because, well, yesterday was Mother's Day.  So, I hope all of you moms had a lovely day and all of you kids made sure you reminded your mom how much she means to you ....more

Stuff My Mom Taught Me

My mom is a no-nonsense kind of person who speaks the truth, always providing an honest answer when you ask for her advice and opinion.  I know that i ...more

Foodie Fridays: Quinoa With Creamy Vodka Sauce

I love cooking.  I know, I know, sometimes it’s more a chore than an opportunity for artistic expression, but from time to time I do get to experiment in the kitchen and create something healthy, gourmet, and delicious.  Last week I experienced such a moment. ...more

Cooper Vocelka

Today we say goodbye to a truly inspiring young man, Cooper Vocelka.  Our local paper, The Joplin Globe, printed two beautiful tributes to Cooper, here and here.  Cooper taught us the importance of utilizing our time here on earth to step outside our own egos and use our talents, no matter how big or small, to help others ....more

Music Mondays: L. Ron Hubbard’s "Twenty Fathoms Down"

I know, I know.  You read the title to this post and thought to yourself, “What on earth does L. Ron Hubbard have to do with music? ...more

Mother's Day 2013

Makes me smile ...more