“She doesn’t know that she is part of creating something everywhere she goes. Just her presence and her participation in this room is a life-giving force.”
I’d always enjoyed Dolly Parton’s music and persona as an entertainer growing up, but I became more obsessed with Dolly as a person when I happened to pick up her autobiography, Dolly: My Life and Other Unfinished Business, at a used bookstore...
I’ve been wondering why I was drawn to visit Asheville, NC, where I recently returned from a several nights' trip that also took me into Pigeon Forge, TN and the famed Dollywood amusement park...
If you'd like to help victims of the Northern California fires, I will be donating all proceeds this month of my digital music sales to the Northern California Fire Fund (operating through the Silicon Valley Community Foundation).
When I counted out the years I couldn’t hardly believe it. It’ll be two-and-a-half years since I’ve lived in California — which I knew well — but it’ll be over five years since I lived “home home,” back in the Bay Area.
Where once I leapt upon myself as my own worst enemy to my prey, I’ve somehow learned to tame my claws.
...choosing who I wanted in my life again was another way I was reforming who I was and getting to know myself more and more in the process.
Lately, I’ve begun to feel like how I’ve always been: that this familiar old soulness of mine is catching up to my actual age.
Back again in my hometown of San Jose and staying at my folks’ house, I recovered quickly from the insomnia I developed while living in San Francisco.
As soon as I could, I wanted to get out of San Jose. It’s not that I didn’t like my hometown — I just knew that there was much more to see in the world and I wanted to see it.
This past weekend I drove about forty-five minutes outside Austin into the countryside of Bastrop County for a day-long retreat called, “It’s Time to Shine Your Light." I had come across the retreat on Facebook, and admittedly didn't know much about it beyond the title. But there was something about the name that made it feel like I needed this…