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Remembering Someone I Never Knew

Remembering Someone I Never Knew 

Why had I not heard of her?  How does that happen? I’m not sure why the Sunday Seattle Times obituary section always finds me.  Maybe it’s because the older I get the more likely…

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Spending A Little Time In Music City

It’s been 7 years since last time I visited Nashville.  The Gibson Guitars display still greeted me at baggage claim but almost immediately I sensed a change.  The city is a little less country, more “hip,” a little more diverse…

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Riding the Bus and Writing a Song 

It’s a lot cleaner and more high tech than I remember with commuters in various stages of awokeness. Almost everyone is “of color” though I appear to be only 1 of 2 members of the African American tribe along for…

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RIP Glen Campbell...The Wichita Lineman

When I first heard "Wichita Lineman" I didn't know where Wichita was and I didn't really know what a lineman did, but this song hooked me.  Jimmy Webb's searing lyrics "and I need you more than want you, and I…

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HIPerspectives, Episode 14, By Annie Rogaski 

It’s not every day that you meet a lawyer you’d like to hang out with and listen to for hours. But today you get to meet Paula Boggs. Having accomplished more as a lawyer than most lawyers could dream of…

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Sounds of Silence

There's something about a beach that helps me reflect more deeply. Maybe it's the water.  Perhaps it's the sound of waves crashing on shore or grasping a shell at low tide with grains of sand washing across my toes.  A…
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The Curse and Blessing of Being a Songwriter

"I wonder how many people I've looked at all my life and never seen." John Steinbeck. Pinterest can be tacky but it can also be a revelation. I wasn't expecting to find a quote there that so completely captures the…
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Spokane!

Since we finished recording upcoming album "Carnival of Miracles," we've sought to play gigs around Washington State to gear up for a national tour after "Carnival's" release in March 2015. We'd never played an Eastern Washington gig before so with…
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Reunions


Walking along a tree-lined boulevard dotted with Craftsmen-styled Greek houses I encounter young women wearing shorts and attitude and young men sauntering confidently past me, not really seeing. I've been here before, thirty-three years ago when I first walked down…
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Vacations, Vacations.


When they're good, vacations center, rejuvenate and make it all seem, well...just better. For the past week I've stayed up longer, woken to splashing and hypnotic waves meeting shore, savored that morning cup of Joe a little more and soaked…