Category Archives: Jude Stories

No Fear

I’m also working on putting together a collection of published and unpublished essays for release. This piece is a bit out of season, but hopefully extends beyond when the snows are melted. It originally went out as a family email … Continue reading

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Breaking Glass

I’ve always loved Nick Lowe and he was a big musical influence for me early on, when I started writing songs and playing in bands. Over the years, Nick has remained authentic, refining his musical gifts to respond to life’s … Continue reading

Posted in 2017, Jude Stories, Life, Music, time, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Chaplinesque

Ever since my son Jude was old enough to watch movies, we’ve had pizza party movie night. Usually weekly. Usually Friday. Most recently, he did a throwback dance and chose Wall-e, during which many fond memories of toddler Jude cascaded … Continue reading

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Real Real Gone

Not a fan of bucket lists, per se.  Every day should be a bucket list, if that makes sense.  However, there are a few ticks on my list and one of them was catching Van Morrison live.  Used to go … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day / Piano Lounge at Wawona

Happy Valentine’s Day Early! Hey friends and family. The snow fell on Nashville again, I’m looking out the window at birds flying over a blanket of white, landing on our feeder and the sun beginning to melt the icicles clinging … Continue reading

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Happy New Year and the New Book

Dear Friends and Family – Holiday Greetings, happy New Year, and best of 2015 to you all! Thought I’d send along a little holiday update that should’ve gone with a card or letter, but alas, will have to arrive electronically. … Continue reading

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Trailhead

Trailhead Past crowds of people taking pictures with i-phones And I-pads, shoulder to shoulder on the boardwalk Watching great travertine cliffs steam and sputter Sending ribbons of life spilling out against a backdrop Of gray clouds and dead struggling trees… … Continue reading

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