YOU’RE ONLY AS OLD AS YOU FEEL!

"You’re only as old as you feel!"  That’s what most folks say when I mention how I don’t like getting or being old.  To answer them, I want to say, trying to be humorous, "Oh! Were you at my funeral?"…

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A MISSED CHANCE TO HONOR

In 1918, around 11:00 AM, on the 11th day of November, an armistice was declared between the Allied nations and Germany in World War I. The following year, November 11th was celebrated by many countries as Armistice Day, and in…

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VIEW FROM THE DOG HOUSE. FEBRUARY 18, 2023

Here it is, February already. In a couple of months, I’ll be celebrating my 73rd trip around old Sol. Yeah, I’m just as surprised at that as many folks who knew me back when, well, those that are still with…

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CHRISTMAS EVE 2022

I think it may have been around 1954 when my younger brother, Pete, and I ran into the living room to the Christmas tree early in the morning to find Santa had come and brought us all some gifts.  I…

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YEAH, HOLIDAYS STILL PRESENT A CHALLENGE...

Having stopped using drugs back in 2010, I stopped drinking alcohol in February of 2016, and that ended my addictive struggle with alcohol and drugs.  Well, at least it represented an end to my active addiction.  But, the rest…

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NOT INTERESTED!

Man, oh man!  What a week this has been!!  From getting a reply from a venue to a gig inquiry of, “Not interested.  Thank you.”, to last night finding my left hand from the first finger knuckle all the…

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71 YEARS OLD!! DAMN!!!

I had a birthday the other day.  The result?  71 trips around our sun.  In my wildest dreams, when I was in my twenties, NEVER did I imagine getting to this age.  But, here I am.  Now what?  I'm a…

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THOUGHTS ON A SUNDAY MORNING 

Not playing SUCKS!  In the old days, (a couple of years ago actually), Sunday morning would have found me up early, regardless of the time I sought the cool side of my pillow in the hours before, drinking coffee, thinking…

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DECEMBER 2019 • YIPEE! CANCER FREE!!!

Thanks to all the prayers and support from friends and family, and the doctors' commitment to fighting, my darling wife (and sound tech!!!!), Wendy is now CANCER FREE!!  Now, probably about February, I'll be back hitting the road hard and…

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June 2019 • "Down the Road... Finally!"

Yeah, I know.  It’s been almost four years since my last blog. And believe you me, an awful lot has happened during this absence.  Like it’s been since August of 2018 since I’ve played.  Reason being, both of my hands’…

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Christmas 2015

Christmas Day, 2015. I’ve been up since 4am, looking at the Tree and all those gaily wrapped boxes that have the magical property of bringing happiness and smiles to the faces of all my children, and as well to yours…

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Changes!

One of the great things about band member changes is the opportunity to perform with some outstanding new talent.  One of the worst things about band member changes is the departure of artists who have become not only valuable members…Read more