40 Days of Drumming!

It’s time.   It’s time for me to make the Big change.  In myself, in my life, in my drumming.   This year, I just turned 40.  The Big 4-0.  To celebrate, and to help invite that change into my life, I’m going to undergo 40 Days of Drumming.  I will eat, sleep, and drum. Continue reading “40 Days of Drumming!”

Part 2: Zombie Meditation Camp

  When this whole thing started, I kept thinking of it as Zombie Meditation Camp.  Everyone wakes quietly at 4am, while it’s still basically night out, and gets ready in their own way.  Some shower, some stay in bed till the last second, some brush teeth, but the wake up call is obviously not easyContinue reading “Part 2: Zombie Meditation Camp”

Meditation Retreat Pt. 1- getting there…

Here I am, on the other side…   It’s 2:21, in the Philadelphia Airport.  My flight leaves at 6pm for Boise, Idaho, where I’ll spend the next 6 days with my parents.   The better part of 2 weeks ago, I sat in a different airport, a different man.  I’ve now experienced things that haveContinue reading “Meditation Retreat Pt. 1- getting there…”

facing my fears

It’s as if I can feel all my fears coming to the surface…   I’m sitting in the Savannah, GA airport.  The time is 5:11am.  I haven’t slept.  Stories of child murders, Boston bombings, and other stories in today’s horrific news resonate through the nearly empty terminal.  Last night I sent one suitcase, and myContinue reading “facing my fears”

ahhh patience

Hello Patience-   You’re quite a lot to deal with.  So persistent, and non-yeilding, yet your lessons remain true, again and again.   You see, the world has gotten to a place now where so many people have forgotten you.  Our world, our media, our smart phones, our TV ads for “EVERYTHING YOU WANT- RIGHTContinue reading “ahhh patience”

Icy Erie

Made a cold trip down to icy Lake Erie while in Cleveland. I enjoyed seeing the Geese walking on the ice, and was really surprised by the beauty of the ice formations out on the lake. After losing my gloves in Buffalo, my hands were frozen numb, but I was there at just the rightContinue reading “Icy Erie”

The same, but different…

It’s amazing to me how different “the same” show can be every night. Being on tour, we are playing, at least on paper, the same show, every night. But it never feels exactly the same. For myself, it’s not so much the specific events, or notes that get played that are so different. It’s howContinue reading “The same, but different…”

Graceland–

This blog is a little late… When we were in Memphis, we took a trip to Graceland- I really didn’t know what to expect. Of course I know of Elvis, and have heard some of his music, but never really got into his music that deep. But I have to say that I was moreContinue reading “Graceland–”