Tarmac ribbons criss-crossing the landscape, dusty back roads twisting between the cool shadows of ancient pines, and less traveled pathways connecting present to past, all I wander, seeking, seeing, with my keyboard and camera capturing scenes and stories to share with you.

Now in its seventh year, this venue has become an important part of my life, a place where I can express my thoughts and feelings about the things I see and do, hoping the process brings me a bit closer to friends and family who enjoy sharing my sometimes chaotic and often nonlinear observations and ideas. A journal, I suppose, but one with which I find pleasure in thinking others are alongside me on my journey.

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May 11, 2013

MOTHER'S (AND PA'S) DAY

... "frenchy and miss gaynel" ... i miss them, at times terribly, and knowing the feeling will never really end my only salve is to understand how lucky i was to have them as my parents ...

ON SAL MAL LANE

... i snapped some pictures for another of ru freeman's book signings at the children's book cellar ... because of the rain there was a period of time when only a few people were present, and she and i were able to share a nice moment discussing the merits of complex, even complicated, sentence structure ... (okay, but before you say anything, remember that i ride a motorcycle, too) ...

... i bought liz a copy of the book and had it signed, i'm looking forward to my turn reading it ...



SIMON AT THE STEAKHOUSE


... simon kiser played joseph's steakhouse this evening ... okay, so "played" might not be the right word ... he sang, accompanying himself with keyboard and guitar, but for the first half of the evening i'm not sure the non-relative/non-friend members of the crowd were paying much attention ... i guess being wedged up against the fireplace twenty feet from a noisy bar is part of the "dues" which must be paid by up-and-coming musicians ... when he's famous, and everyone in the room has bought a ticket specifically to enjoy his music, then, i'm sure, it'll all have been worth it ... in the meantime, as his grammy says, "he just ignores it all and plays" ...

  



... simon plays, writes, and performs, but i most like it when he's beyond all that, and, with memories from a long, long time ago, for brief moments i'm suddenly reminded of a young bobby zimmerman ...