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Did that REALLY just happen?!?

I’m as sure as one can be that I saw Will Rogers Follies at the Kennedy Center back in the early 90s with Mac Davis playing Will Rogers. I was actually thinking it was more like the mid/late 1980s, but

Next Big Thing: Character Building

I am currently working on the American Ensemble Theater production of Character Building. This is a new musical adaptation of the teachings of Dr. Booker T. Washington, and features traditional African American spirituals and work songs. I have been doing

Returning to Musicianship

I’m recording an album this year, and I’m shooting for an October 2016 release! So, now I’m going to babble (probably way too much) about this, and the circumstances leading up to this project. I haven’t really mentioned this specifically

Farpoint 2016

Over this last weekend, I attended Farpoint 2016. The last time I had attended Farpoint (or any convention, for that matter) for the entire weekend was in 2010. I have not missed a Farpoint, but for the last 5 or

Does Anybody Really Buy Sheet Music Anymore?

Or, I suppose I should say, “Does anybody really buy sheet music written by somebody who isn’t dead anymore?” Not that I mean they *were* dead and somehow became not dead and then wrote music which nobody would buy. I

Wilderness Anticipation

In less than 24 hours I will be on my way to Shenandoah National Park. This is actually the first significant trip I have taken where it has been completely by choice, and a destination of my own choosing that

The Artistic & Creative Side of Life

When I made the commitment to graduate school, I did so with the understanding and companion decision that I would not be able to do any music or theatre projects of great significance. In fact, I had settled on the

In Pursuit of the Masters

My main focus since early 2013 has been my graduate work. At this current moment, I have completed 24 credits of the 36 credits in the program. I have maintained a 4.0 GPA the entire time, and completely intend to

Hello, 2015!

I didn’t do a usual reflection process at the beginning of 2014, and there’s so much that has happened over the last couple years. I don’t think I can successfully go through the process of reflecting on 2013 and 2014

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas! (Plus a few key updates…) It is nice to be busy, and I’ve had a lot to add and update to the page. A reasonable chunk of this work was just knocked out, and I found myself digging