Do you ever find yourself looking at your “to-do” list for the day and breathe a heavy sigh due to the enormity of it? I think we all do at times. Most everyone is busy busy busy with the pile of things we need to do. It’s so easy to get overwhelmed. I look atContinue Reading
Nelson Mandela still hangs on for dear life while in critical condition at a South African hospital. 94 years old, he was admitted on June 8 due to a chronic lung infection. In continued honor of this great man of peace, I am occasionally posting some of his most famous quotes. Here is one fromContinue Reading
Since I have been recently having problems again with my hand, I decided to write a post about my condition in the hopes that it may help others who have suffered with similar issues. What Is Ulnar Neuritus? To quote the FreeMD website: “A person with ulnar neuritis has inflammation of the ulnar nerve inContinue Reading
Love this! Love the sunflowers, too. It’s good to remember that whenever I feel the glass is half full, there are so many blessings to be thankful for. Every life, including my life, is a gift and a miracle, don’t you think?
Here is an outtake from the original recording sessions for my 2011 release “Passage”. This was left off the project because it was more jazz than new age/ambient and it didn’t seem to be a good fit. Nonetheless, it was too wonderfully earthy to get left on the cutting room floor.
Several years ago (I’m thinking it was 2008), I had the wonderful privilege of hanging out at Levon Helm’s home studio in Woodstock, NY for what was then a monthly house concert called “The Midnight Ramble”. In those days, one could simply order tickets to the event by making a donation, the suggested amount beingContinue Reading
Here is a sampler of various selections from Kelly Carpenter’s instrumental CD, “Draw Me Close”, originally released in 2001 and re-released in 2009. Kelly wrote the title song “Draw Me Close”, a contemporary worship song, in 1994 and it has since become a worship classic, sung in churches around the world. It is available for purchase in the Store.Continue Reading
Did I actually say “Christmas in June”? Why yes I did! While the rest of the world doesn’t have to think much about Christmas until a few months from now, Christmas is all I can think about right now. That’s because… This year, I am coming out with a holiday-themed release–yep, that’s right!–just in time for the holidays. Hooray!! The releaseContinue Reading
Peace is a good thing, right? Most people believe in the ideal of peace. But what does it all mean? While I have been on a quest the past 10+ years of figuring out who I am, there have been recurring themes regarding what I am most passionate about. One of them is peace. TheContinue Reading
I just love this!! “Always be on the lookout to turn a problem into an opportunity for success.” And for me at times, it starts out with being on the lookout for my own mental attitude. When I find myself preoccupied with worry and fear, I look for ways to reframe the predominant thought andContinue Reading