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Stories, fun, and positivity for your life from a full time songwriter, father, and husband.

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May 28, 2019

Many of you that know me, know I was born legally blind.  But for those who don't, let me explain what that means a little better.

It means that my childhood was blanketed with trips to doctors who would poke, prod, and examine every inch of my eyeballs.  It meant dilat...

May 14, 2019

A true encounter I had as a meter reader.  Written a couple years back while I still worked in the field at Duke Energy, but modified for our journey together in this blog. 

Enjoy!

I go in a lot of basements for my job. A LOT of basements. And 96.7% of the time...

May 7, 2019

Every year as I'm writing out my long and short term goals I like to come up with a motto for the year as well.  This year its one word...

FINSH

We've discussed how important setting goals is (find that convo here), but perhaps the biggest part of that process is followi...

April 30, 2019

I should preface this post by saying my wife was kind enough to approve me writing about this. I say that because it’s quite personal, for the both of us. But I think it’s important to share bc I know for certain we’re not the only ones who have experienced it. So my h...

April 23, 2019

We’re here. We’re all in it together. And we’ve all asked the same question.

Is technology helping us or hurting us as humans?

It’d be great if there was a definite answer, but the truth is we don’t know yet. I think the real answer will be more evident when this next ge...

April 16, 2019

Some of you may think I’m a total a$$hole after reading this, but If you ask me, winning is more important than its ever been. That might seem like a strange thing to say I know. But WHY is it more important? The answer is simple to me, our society has shifted to an ac...

April 9, 2019

One of the most important things I've learned as a songwriter is the importance of "letting a song breathe".  And by that we mean to allow space in the song to give the listener tiny moments to digest what they're hearing.  Its almost equally as important as the music...

April 2, 2019

Can you see the big picture of what you call your dream? If so, how clear is that image?

If you’re like me at all, you’ve been forced to ask yourself some pretty big questions.  One of the biggest ones being, what do you want to do with your life?

Yikes, slow...

March 26, 2019

It would be a lie if I told you I’m not worried about my son’s future in the darkened landscape we know as our world. But there’s more we can do than “hope and pray”.

As I’ve gotten older and grown into my own skin I’ve learned there’s a better way to operate. It starts...

March 19, 2019

When I was a kid I wished to be taller but never grew as such

So many toys I wished for often but was never satisfied with much

I wished that I could grow up fast so I could do things on my own

And as a teenager I wished so much the pain would let me go

When I finally left...

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