Fear Itself: Awareness, Part II

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aware – knowing that something (such as a situation, condition, or problem) exists feeling, experiencing, or noticing something (such as a sound, sensation, or emotion) knowing and understanding a lot about what is happening in the world or around you … Continue reading

Fear Itself: Awareness, Part I

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I wasn’t always afraid to sing or perform in front of others, of course.  Phobias aren’t delivered when we are.  “Congratulations!  It’s a girl . . . with Friggatriskaidekaphobia, Social Anxiety Disorder, and Ablutophobia, so good luck with her first … Continue reading

Fear Itself: The Play of Down

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A couple of weeks ago – which is like, forever in the world of social media – when Russell Wilson was merely a newbie NFC champion, he asked the advice of four-time “The Big Game” winner Terry Bradshaw. “What do … Continue reading

“Fear Itself” Series: My Journey to Overcome Stage Fright

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We were the last to arrive, the last on the list of songwriters, and the last on stage.  I thought that being last was a blessing.  I believed it would allow the tension to escape the room in time for … Continue reading

Audible Arrangements: New Music for an Old Friend

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Audible Arrangements: New Music for an Old Friend It’s hard to remember the beginning of some friendships.  At least, that’s the way it is with Anne.  When did I not know her?  When was she not a part of my … Continue reading

5 Favorite Caroling Adventures of 2012

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5 Favorite Caroling Adventures of 2012 5.  Swag Oh yeah.  Rock stars may get the babes, but Carolers get the swag.  Vendors are sweet with the sweets.  This year, we were sent home with warm cookies, caramel lollipops, and fresh … Continue reading

You Can’t Sing Dickens’ Christmas Carol . . .

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You Can’t Sing Dickens’ Christmas Carol . . . . . . but we still run into Scrooges. I have a professional caroling group.  Have I ever told you that?  Yes, we are one of those groups.  Perhaps second only … Continue reading

Musician’s Musicians: Bill Still Brings a Lovely Day

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Bill Still Brings a Lovely Day “Dadgummitah!  Who is he, and what is he to you?”  I wish I knew how to answer this question.  I find it difficult to talk about Bill Wither’s music.  No one speaks for Bill … Continue reading