“Will the Circle Be Unbroken?” vs “Can the Circle Be Unbroken (By and By).”

I was writing the beginning of the ending of the fifth first book when, before I realized it, I had been singing Will the Circle Be Unbroken? for over an hour. Hell, maybe a day? Week? It just crept up on me as I’ve been thinking through where I was going with this story. Well, …

Write a letter to the reader of a novel you haven’t written yet

While holiday shopping at Urban Outfitters, Katie found a book titled 642 Things to Write About by the San Francisco Writers’ Grotto. She thought it would be a great idea if the two of us started going through this book, picking topics on which to write. Katie writes with pen and paper. I write with …

Things I learned atop a mountain in Alamogordo, NM (AKA “Happy Thanksgiving” – 2012).

As I’ve probably stated on this blog before, my Senior year at Denom U was when I finally had my first emotional break down. I lost the girl of my dreams. I knew I couldn’t go to seminary. I went from direction, motivation, and purpose to debt, days that would never end, a room without …

It’s Just These Simple Things That Keep Me Holding On. It’s Just These Little Things Driving Me Crazy

Project 03 isn’t about any trek towards the fortune 500. It isn’t about fame and it isn’t about fortune so much as it’s about freedom of choice and to not whither away behind a desk as the world runs by. It’s about the simple things: A breath of fresh aire A chance to work out …

Seasons of Change

If I was smarter, stronger & quicker, I’d a been able to get to Indianapolis at the end of February. As it were, a tooth, a few layers to Project 03 and a few winds blew in directions unforeseen, creating a season of change. I’m told I’m being hard on myself, but in truth I’m …

Thank You for the Support, Guys. But We’re Not Out of the Woods Yet.

I wrote a post yesterday I felt compelled to write. And I confess that I was nervous about the reception. But, once again, y’all overwhelmed me. Thank y’all for the affection and support. Not only was it revitalizing, but the suggestsions really caused me to pause and think. I don’t dabble in much social commentary. …

Today Is the Day I Retire My Picasso Old Guitarist Gravatar. With Sadness.

Today was a bittersweet day for me. When I started playing around with Social Media tools, I used Picasso’s Old Guitarist as my gravatar – a filler till I decided whether or not I liked these tools. But as with many things in my life, I got attached to the picture. Then again, I’ve almost …

Book of Blues Inspiration: The Advantage of the Designated Driver When Everybody Wants the Waitress

Some parts of my Book of Blues come from experience. And some parts of the blues book come from research. And there’s a little “other roads traveled” fantasies and truths cut-in for flavor. And sometimes, my blues book ideas come from mischievous curiosity. Take last weekend in Indy. I went down to watch a reunion …

Book of Blues Inspirations – Avoiding Heroworshipping

(“Boom, Boom,” by John Lee Hooker. The song all but says, “AND f*ck you.”) When considering insprations for a Book of Blues, the first place most people start is at the music. Smart choice.  The living legends Taj Mahal, Buddy Guy and the iconic B.B. King. The forefathers Son House, Blind Willie Johnson, and company. …

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