This month I wanted to share a few projects from my recent Songwriting Workshops for kids.  These workshops are a haphazard dive into the creative process.  I meet with 8-15 kids, we come to some consensus of what to write about, we do creative writing exercises, and ultimately write a song.  We share ideas, cross out words, move them, work on rhythm, feeling, melody, and record our creation.  All of this happens in 2-3 hours depending on the workshop format.

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Southern Ohio is vibrating with 17-year cicadas.  I couldn't be more delighted.  I've always enjoyed their drone, buzz, and siren-like eeeeerrr.  They are everywhere.  Here's a little story of one...

 

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The last month was full of desert adventure...

 

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The last few weeks have been jam packed with desert adventures.  There's another blog post to come about where I've been and what I've been up to, but for now I'm dedicating this post to all of the wildflowers I've been falling in love with.  Scroll along and don't forget to stop and smell the lupine...

 

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Greetings from the road!

I just spent most of the past four weeks out in Slab City, CA.  It's one of those places that is hard to explain if you've never been there.  A friend of mine recently told someone, "If you're judgmental you won't like it."

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Since the last blog, I've made my way westward...

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Greetings from Texas!

 

 

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Greetings from northwest Ohio. Here's what's happening... 


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