July 3, 2019

On her recording Miles of Aisles, Joni Mitchell famously proclaimed, “That's one thing that's always, like, been a difference between, like, the performing arts, and being a painter, you know. A painter does a painting, and he paints it, and that's it, you know. He has...

June 28, 2019

2019’s July Fourth, aka Independence Day, a dog’s least favorite day of the year and the point just about half way through the calendar will also be called Thursday. This means we’re looking at a four-day weekend. 

If anyone needs reasons to party like it’s July 4th on...

May 30, 2019

“If you don’t have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?”

-John Wooden

Have you ever suggested to a busy person (aka adult) that he or she try doing something besides getting ‘er done? Usually, after a confused pause, you get some sort of eye rollin...

May 27, 2019

On a recent stroll down FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out) street, I was entertained by a popular outdoor magazine’s feature of healthy, fit, successful people (who probably smelled nice too) describing the leaps of faith and improbable journeys they took when they risked it a...

May 10, 2019

A man, a woman, a snake and an apple walk into a bar... 

You know how this goes. Some sort of he-said-she-said-the-snake-said kerfluffle ensued and the ending isn’t exactly a punch line. 

In fact, the outcome was so not funny, Biblical scholars suggest that the man went...

July 3, 2018

Musical Terroir

Terroir is one of those in-crowd terms used to describe the subtleties of wine and, more recently, craft food and drink. Basically defined as “the conditions in which a food is grown or produced and that give the food its unique characteristics,” terroir...

June 6, 2018

The Patios are Calling and I Must Go…

John Muir’s original quote swapped “patios” for “mountains,” but I think it’s a reasonable extension of the idea. Who hasn’t hit the brakes to answer a patio’s refreshing call? Their attraction is indisputable.

Seasons orient our int...

May 24, 2018

Deserts have been instrumental laboratories for seekers looking to be inspired from beyond. Sparse landscapes where minds float free in clear air are conduits for connecting with the extraordinary.

Those who are intimate with these environments know the paradoxical mood...

June 9, 2017

Creativity is a key ingredient in any artistic recipe. For musicians, whether retooling old tunes into fresh new covers or exploring the boundaries of sound and rhythm, innovation is a crucial part of creation.

While originality is clearly integral to the process, drawi...

May 23, 2017

Instead of defining a band by genre, what about highlighting a group's musical purpose and mission to describe what they're about?

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