I suck at blogging…

My intentions were good, I swear. Try, try again...

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Who am I and Why am I Here?

30 Days to a Better Blog... Well, I could use a better blog! Why not? I’ve had this blog for a little over a year, it was born out of my frustrations with my health, joblessness and the idle time that accompanies that. Lately, my health has been good, work has been steady, and my … Continue reading Who am I and Why am I Here?

Broken…

I think I loathe/fear this word more than any other. Broken. Damaged with a feeling of finality. Broken. No longer (or never will be) useful. Broken. Trash to be thrown away. Unable to perform it's intended use. Unable to be of service to others. Having said that, I love quilts. A comfort both physically and … Continue reading Broken…

Mapping How Emotions Manifest in the Body – Olga Khazan – The Atlantic

An interesting graphic in my Facebook feed today... I talk often of being mindful of where you feel sensations bodily when one experiences an emotion. The following is a graphic of a collection of anecdotal reports of the location of physical sensations when a person experiences a certain emotion. Personally, the graphics for Disgust and … Continue reading Mapping How Emotions Manifest in the Body – Olga Khazan – The Atlantic

The Way…

From If You Meet Buddha on the Road, Kill Him: The way is not without danger. Everything good is costly, and the development of the personality is one of the most costly of all things. It will cost you your innocence, your illusions, your certainty.

Reconnecting with Music…

In responding to my trombone withdrawals, I started attending rehearsals with Tri-State Community Orchestra near my home. As a lifelong band kid, I had yet to have the experience of performing with a group that included string musicians. It’s been fun so far, although my engagement hasn’t been as strong as in other past musical … Continue reading Reconnecting with Music…

Having Trombone Withdrawals…

To most folks in Southeast Alabama, we are entering the holy season of college football... But to me, that's just what happens before and after the band plays! A former bandmate directed me to Troy University's youtube channel, where videos of my days in the Sound  (2000-2003) were posted. So many great memories! I thought I … Continue reading Having Trombone Withdrawals…