The Fun of Home-Ownership

I come from a family of do-it-yourselfers. It keeps us busy on the weekends – every weekend, actually. My mom says my dad does better with projects, which probably explains why we’ve built a dock, a barn, a greenhouse, and countless other projects over the years. Earlier this summer, we had a little issue popContinue reading “The Fun of Home-Ownership”

Burning up the Road

Apparently Jessie and I have been burning up the road.  How do I know?  In the last seven days, we have replaced seven tires.  I already posted about the two camper tires last week.  Today we brought five new tires into the family. This weekend we had a show in Florida, and Jessie’s car neededContinue reading “Burning up the Road”

Saving Money + Healthy Living

I’ve always been pretty active. My wife will tell you I can’t sit still, which isn’t far from the truth. I completed my first half-marathon this April. On Saturdays, I’m always working in the yard, on the house, or on the pop up camper. I started thinking and then talking to a few coworkers aboutContinue reading “Saving Money + Healthy Living”

A Fly-Fishin’ Musician

I got into fly fishing in August of 2016. It has quickly become my escape from music; my outlet to help me clear my head. More on that in a different post. Jessie and I had a great weekend this weekend. It started off with playing for a private event on Friday night. We hadContinue reading “A Fly-Fishin’ Musician”

All It Takes Is a Little Progress

Sometimes music gets hard.  It gets frustrating.  It feels like it is going nowhere.  Fast. That’s when a little progress can help. This last week, we found a little progress.  My wife has written some new songs and found one by a fantastic and well-decorated songwriter here in town, and we are itching to getContinue reading “All It Takes Is a Little Progress”

You Get For What You Pay

“You get what you pay for,” or as the grammar-nerd in my likes to correct, “You get for what you pay.” Music doesn’t make a whole lot of money.  Sure, there are some superstars, but that’s the exception.  For every superstar, there are hundreds and thousands of musicians (and drummers) who play for fun, playContinue reading “You Get For What You Pay”

Give Up

Music is hard. “The perishing is more likely, and will be a lot easier anyway.”  – Samwise Gamgee, “Lord of the Rings” It’s easier to give up.  Chances are success will not be attained.  Why go after dreams in the first place? I’ve always been a dreamer.  I used to sit in my room atContinue reading “Give Up”