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Through the Turning of Another Year

The calendar again. Our Western way of marking our arrival at the same point in our annual trek around the sun, complete with rituals poignant and frivolous. Goals and resolutions are made and broken nearly as soon as our solar…

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Artist Statement

December 1, 2023.
A recent songwriting fellowship application required a statement of artistic principles, which seemed worth keeping handy after putting the work into it!

I have been blessed with a life and a livelihood derived from imagination and creativity…

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An Anniversary Worth Revisiting

Sunday November 26, 2023

I was thrilled to share my "In Thanks, for Giving" special music service this morning for my friends at the UU Church in Gettysburg PA. This historic American touchstone is only 70 miles from home, despite…

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The Demise of, What Exactly?

October 17, 2023

I was away from the grid and the world last week, and I missed a lot. I'm still processing the horrific acts happening half a world away, but I also learned that Bandcamp, the folks who've…

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It Has Begun

September 10, 2023

Autumn Tour Kickoff

It has begun, in short bursts punctuated by chunks of time at home. This is the reality for a lot of "independent" musicians in this "post-pandemic" content-streaming world. I'm not going to waste much…

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Some Family Swing from Out of the Past

May 12, 2023; From the family music treasure chest

Over these past few years I've shared bits about my grand aunt Margaret the opera singer, and thanks to my work on Ancestry, finding and connecting for the first time…

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I'm Back, Crooked Finger and All

May 8, 2023

My finger and I are ready to roll the cameras and sets back into the "Make-a-Living Room"! I'm thinking it will be a bit easier to make a D chord again in another week or two, and…

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Remembering Ian Thomas Parks

I stayed up as late as I could last night watching the livestream memorial concert and celebration of life for my cousin Ian Thomas Parks, hosted and attended by a ton of his Bay Area friends and family.

That…

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Signposts Towards a Murky Future

FRIDAY FIGURINGS (9/16/22): I've been off the road because of the pandemic pretty much 2 1/2 years now, with brief outbursts of joyful travel to actually play music in living 3D with other people. Life as an "independent" artist…

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