My Blog

Two Dogs

December 26, 2013


We are a dog family. The first one, “Elvis”, was a chocolate brown lab that we got before our kids came along. He was adorable, friendly, goofy and fun. Kids stuck fingers in his nose. Pulled his tail. Sat on him. He didn’t care. He was a perfect family dog. A hunka-hunka-doggie love. Next came […]

Read More


This Year Even Santa’s Got The Blues

December 5, 2013


It’s true. Christmas is a time for family, friends, parties, fun, gifts, love and lots of food. But for some people, Christmas can be painful: the loss of loved ones; nostalgia; personal issues; questions about the future. I worked on The Disney Dream cruise ship for 3 days this week. After one of my sets […]

Read More


The Way It Is

November 19, 2013


As 2013 heads into it’s final couple of months, here are some incidental thoughts I jotted down on napkins and old airline tickets and notebook paper. There are many wonderful things about doing the job I have created for myself. One good thing: I cannot be replaced by an app. The good part about being […]

Read More


The Long and Winding Road

October 28, 2013


I’m in a brutal stretch of travel, which is not unusual for me but it’s a physical and mental meat-grinder. I have no idea how any of us gets through a day! Thursday, October 24, I wake up with a swollen right foot. Not my ankle, which I could understand (and what I’ve dealt with […]

Read More


Old Friends

October 15, 2013


It had been 5-6 years since I had been with Gloria and Bill Gaither, and their tour of musicians, singers, songwriters and ministers. It had been 9 years since I was actually on the tour itself. So when I walked into the Myrtle Beach Convention Center in South Carolina last Friday, I didn’t know what […]

Read More