Legendary Country

Did you know that Willie has eight kids and that he played football in high school? Willie Nelson was born on April 29, 1933, in Abbott, Texas. He was raised by his paternal grandparents during the Great Depression. His granny took Willie to a small Methodist church where he was exposed to music and inspiring…

Who’s on First?

Spring training begins the third week of February for pitchers and catchers. In your game of life, who sits on first base? Abbott: I’m telling you their names! Costello: Well who’s on first?   Abbott: Who. Costello: What are you askin me for? I’m askin you! You mean that Guy who knew Who? That Friend who always…

Answers May Vary

A Jeopardy question:  “What is a vision of soul penned? A dream articulated? A depth charge of words? An art form that transcends an individual accounting? A rhythm of thought expressed? A mystifying thought log? A bubbling up of emotion? A provocative entry? An encounter with the Divine?  The cause of infinite pondering? POETRY Copyright  2017…

Where feet may fail

Real, rugged, authentic, fresh, daily, face-to-face relationships are what matters most! To all who are active on any sort of social media, it is highly recommended to unplug, to let your favored device take a vacation — and purposefully make an appointment to be alone in nature, or in a space without the noise of…

Quiet Sounds

Listen closely to the sound of a rose opening.  Getting to a quiet place takes focus. Take nothing with you, go alone, and be attentive to the sounds.  

Troubled Waters

When you’re weary, feeling small, When tears are in your eyes, I will dry them all. I’m on your side. When times get rough, And friends just can’t be found, Like a bridge over troubled water, I will lay me down. When you’re down and out – When you’re on the street, When evening falls…

Roof Views

When this old world starts a-getting me down… And people are just too much for me to face… I’ll climb way up to the top of the stairs, And all my cares just drift right into space… On the roof, it’s peaceful as can be. And there the world below don’t bother me, no, no!…

Sweet Beauty

A great way to start the day is to begin with music and gratitude.  Ralph Emerson once said, “Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not.”  Sublime music combined with glorious photos by Tim Janis. http://

Groovy Bug Song

Wow the clouds are settling at the base of the mountain, and Jose is out there serenading the Cicadas again! Music is one thing, but I never…nor will I ever encourage the rain by playing the Bug Song on a saxophone!  It is chilling to see all those ugly bugs clinging to Jose’s shirt, however,…

Gentry Exposed

Being good isn’t always easy, No matter how hard I try. When he started sweet-talkin’ to me, He’d come and tell me everything is all right… The only one who could ever reach me, He was the sweet-talking son of a preacher man…. Billy-Ray was a preacher’s son And when his daddy would visit he’d come along When they…