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MUSIC FOR LIFE BLOG

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 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 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 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...

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 12, 2019

I hope you stopped here first today because the power of positivity is a REAL THING.  Keep your mind on the + side and your days and weeks will go by much smoother.  No easy task, but making the effort to stay positive yields dividends for not only you, but those who s...

February 26, 2019

If my son’s personality was an animal, it would be a peacock. The brightest colors, the boldest walk (or run in his case), and fearless of his surroundings. I haven’t quite figured out yet if that’s just bc he’s young and doesn’t know any better, or if that’s “just him...

January 22, 2019

For a long time I thought about starting a blog where I could write freely about what inspires me on a day to day basis. For literally YEARS I told myself "yeah you'll do it one of these days," and one of "those days" just never really came.  Yeah I did some random wri...

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