1/3 of my Life on my Back…

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Grateful Blog: Day 30: Well hell, 30 days so far. Who knew? Last night was weird. I slept well. I didn’t find myself tossing and turning. But it was decidedly strange. We bought a new bed on Saturday—you know one of those things where you say ‘Let’s just go look but we’re NOT buying one’ moments where you find yourself …

Eat, Pray, Love…Nap.

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Grateful Blog: Day 29: You ever have one of those weekends that were so busy that you forgot to relax and have a weekend? Felt yourself late Sunday night thinking about what you’d so if you could just skip work next Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday? It’s easy to do, right? My wife was watching ‘Eat, Pray, Love’ tonight on …

Luck, Golf and Lightning…

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Grateful Blog: Day 28: I’ve been thinking about ‘Luck’ all day today. After last night’s high speed near-miss on the freeway, I came home to find out I was a Semi-Finalist in the 2011 Great Lakes Songwriting Contest. http://www.greatlakessongwritingcontest.net/ Like every songwriter I know, I’d tell you right away that songwriting’s not a competition. It couldn’t be further from the …

Grateful for Gordon Lightfoot…

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Grateful Blog: Day 26: I was driving home from tonight’s gig and on the stereo came that great opening line “I can see her lying back in that satin dress, in a room where you do what you don’t confess…” Damn. It’s one of those songs from my childhood that just takes me back in time. I first heard Gordon …

Happy Birthday Captain!

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Grateful Blog: Day 25: Today’s my friend Lyman’s birthday. I met him a few years ago at an open mic. Seemed like a nice guy. He’d been toNashvilleto do some songwriting and I was planning to go as well. Without so much as asking he sent me an email with a bunch of venue contacts and information that would ultimately …

A Little Heat…

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Grateful Blog: Day 23: They just came to fill the oil tank up today. Yeah, we still burn oil for our heat. It’s ‘old school’ in a way I suppose and about as environmentally friendly as your average Chevy Suburban. The thing is I really like oil heat. It’s warm (not hot) and moist (not dry) and generally stays warm …

Sunday’s are for…

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Grateful Blog: Day 22: You know Sunday means a lot of things to a lot of people. Football. Church. Sleeping In. Walking the Dog. A whole mix of things. I’ve said it before but my Sunday rituals follow more or less the pattern of coffee with the Sunday Oregonian in front of ‘CBS Sunday Morning’ and ‘Face the Nation’ and …

Kicking the Bucket…

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Grateful Blog: Day 21: I’m Grateful today because I kicked the bucket last. And yet here I am. You seem back’s been killing me lately. I wrenched it lifting firewood. So after toughing it out for a month or so I finally went to the chiropractor who when I walked in said “That’s weird, I was just thinking about you …

How high’s the water Mama?

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Klickitat River Grateful Blog: Day 20: Johnny Cash famously sang “How high’s the water Mama? Well she’s 4 feet high and rising”…and that’s about how high the water level is right now for my neighbors up and down the Klickitat River. That’s well below the historical flood stage but all around the Pacific North-wet rivers and streams are busting at …