Does Accepting Change = Accepting Defeat?

When we moved to Nashville’s east side 14 years ago…. Well, let’s just say that it was before they made the Tshirts. No one was bragging about living in East Nashville – we wer...

The Music Business: It Takes a Village

I moved to Nashville, TN to pursue my musical dreams 14 years ago. I started out collaborating with lots of people – cowriting, seeking advice, soliciting critiques of my songs, forming relation...

Creativity: Better when someone is listening

It has felt like a lifetime since I’ve put pen to paper (actually, fingers to keyboard… It’s a metaphor, people)… And the words are bubbling inside me to the degree that I don&...

Remodeling a Dream (a 2 minute memoir)

I moved to Nashville, TN 14 years ago to pursue my musical dreams. I made CDs, did some touring, changed genres, cowrote reluctantly and networked sheepishly, which led to a massive internal struggle ...

Homeschooling: What’s in it for me?

Not long ago, my four year and a half year old daughter read the words “Maxwell House” on a coffee can, followed by “Chicken Broth. Low Sodium.” as I stood, dumbfounded, stirri...

What are you waiting for?

I feel like I’ve been waiting all my life for summer to come. And now it’s the end of June and I haven’t caught a firefly yet. I haven’t walked through the golf course at the e...

The Freedom Illusion

What is freedom? Being untethered. Making your own choices. Not needing. Not requiring. Not feeling dependent on anyone for your needs or your happiness. We hear the self-help set telling us not to al...

Don’t take your eyes off the song

Yesterday, my 4 year old little Mira and I went to the grocery store together. As I was getting her out of the backseat, I asked if she wanted to wear her sunglasses into the store, or leave them in t...

The Real Parent Trap: Advice Overload

One of my most beloved activities as a child was peeling long strips of paint (most likely lead-based paint) off our concrete basement walls (in our leaky, mildewy playroom). We would then collect the...