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Writing the Story

Steven King says to write 1,000 words per day.  Julia Cameron says to journal 3 pages of thoughts, first thing in the morning, before writing 1,000 words.   I am taking Julia's advice.  She is the author of "The Artist's Way"…

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Chicago !!

Back in Chicago to put on a show with my friends King, Kash & Killer.  A tribute to Elvis, Johnny and Jerry Lee.  I will be performing Dolly, June, Patsy, Loretta and Lynn Anderson tunes.  These gentlemen are fun showmen…

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RIP John Aleman

Today I will remember as the day my dear friend John Aleman passed away.  I met him in 1988.  Married to my sweet friend Kathy.  John had a presence.  He liked to make everyone feel comfortable and loved (more so…

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Reconnecting

Yesterday, flying from LAX to Nashville.  Anthony Smith came walking on the plane.  Anthony was my "cable guy" when I first got to Nashville in 1997.  He'd seen  my guitars and promo packages.  He told me the best "writer show"…

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The Copper Country and Music City

It's getting closer.....packing up Banjo and heading to Nashville.  It's been a while since I've made Nasvhille my home base.  I've been holed up in the Copper Country for a time.  Home is where the dog is.  Time to get…

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Time in Between

So when you've taken time out of life; When you've withdrawn; When you thought you'd sit back and write...nothing happens.  Life goes by.  You must continue to write during any kind of adverserary or lull.  The sponge like mind becomes…

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Vertin's Gallery / Department Store

Summer has come to an end in the Copper Country.  The fall colors are peaking this weekend.  I've been getting the house ready for winter.  Snow scoop, shovels, salt, roof rake ready.  Today I must tie up the bushes before…

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Finding Big Annie

Today I'm in PHX, just flew in this morning.  It's bittersweet.  Since I was 5 I've always known my parents to be living in the Phoenix area.  45 years or so.  Today I fly in and must stay at a…

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Annie Clemenc, aka Big Annie, born Anna Klobucher

As I type this from Providence, RI.... tomorrow I will finish my trip in Chicago.  I plan on visiting the grave of Annie Clemenc, as she is known in the Copper Country and the Michigan's Hall of Fame.  She was…

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LAX Noise

Sitting in my hotel room by the airport.... writing on "the story".  The traffic is so loud.  Guess I've spent too much time in the Keweenaw.  Guy Clark's song "LA Freeway", keeps playing in my head.  "Adios to all this…

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Dallas

First time staying downtown Dallas, what a pretty City.  I need to come back and spend some more time in Fort Worth / Dallas.  On my way to LA today.  "On the Road Again".

I spent a glorious 2 weeks…

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Too Many Days on the Road

What did we do without Facebook!

I have really noticed lately how so many people have warmed up to Facebook. Our Social outlet.  How we keep up with people now.  How our attention spans have turned into a short fuse…