What We Learn from Positive People, and the Unlikely Doors They Open

When you connect with positive people, good things happen ... in many ways. This new positive connection in my life instantly became a role model, and also brought an unexpected bonus!

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Mr. Brightside: Brandon Flowers and The Killers Teach Me How to Handle Adversity

The lights dim, the band takes the stage to a steady, low-synth baseline against the high screams of 10,000 fans.  And then, they kick into their opening number.  Sound, lights, and rock-n-roll attitude are flying high as The Killers, one of the most successful and critically acclaimed bands of the 21st Century, launch into their... Continue Reading →

That’s Very Canadian of You: What The Tragically Hip Taught Me About Me

My upbringing didn’t include the Tragically Hip.  So how could this band define who I am? The answer came on a warm summer Saturday night in Montreal - all at once. I’ve been playing in cover bands for years now, and among the hundreds of songs we’ve played in those bands, I hadn’t heard or... Continue Reading →

Going Back Home. And the 3 Surprises That Blew Me Away

I often stop and laugh when describing my childhood home. It sounds a little idyllic or surreal, even to me: a patchwork of houses scattered across acres of hilly land among stands of trees, a large common meadow, an adjacent pond, a grand log cabin at the edge of the pond, and trails after trails... Continue Reading →

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