musical musings

Moonrise over the bare naked willow tree

The Way You Know

(Photo by William J. Feerrar) I mentioned in a previous post that I’ve been exploring songwriting as a storytelling device. It’s all very new, but over the weekend, I had my first super informal recording session with a friend. We are both learning! It was so much fun to play around with all this, and …

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Sunset over the ocean with seagulls flying in the upper right corner


January 24, 2023 I don’t know if I’ve made it clear on this website, but I’m a long form writer, by education and practice. Historically, I’ve focused on memoir and personal essay as a genre. Lately—as of about May, 2021—I’ve been exploring songwriting as a storytelling device. It’s a way of telling the story without …

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A lake and ominous clouds with a peak of blue sky and sun in the background


October 22, 2022 Sitting on the deck on this spectacularly gorgeous fall day, waiting to see if a song will come to me. What would I want to say? What feels important? Clearing out the cobwebs to make room for the light,You’re doing it right. It’s a scary place to godown all those stairs to …

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