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  • Friday’s smiles compliments of ignorance…


    I smiled a lot Friday. But it wasn’t because I had planned or strategized well. In fact, it was because I had kinda just followed my gut and went with it. If I am being truly honest, I would say my smiles were compliments of ignorance. Please know I believe in preparation and doing one’s research, but sometimes embracing ignorance creates the best adventures.

    Now it wasn’t some big thing; just a simple run – or so I thought. I flew to Colorado for a consult with a church south of Denver. (When you live in Scranton, you should always say yes to gigs west of the Mississippi.) (more…)

  • See you Wednesday Jazzy…


    I need a deadline. I wish I didn’t. I’d love to be self motivated and empowered by vision. Yet the reality is vision only gets me about 60% complete and the final 40% will require a deadline with teeth and consequences.

    As a young procrastinating teen, I remember my dad telling me that projects (more…)

  • stretching…


    I’m stretching… a lot. I came to the conclusion that I am too stiff. I gotta loosen up if I am going to be able to accomplish all that I desire. Forcing myself to sit down and write is a huge stretch for me. Ruby, my instructor at Steamtown Hot Yoga, reminds us to do the hard work for ourselves, no one else. The discipline of writing is to force me to clarify thoughts (more…)

  • what is that? & why that?


    No, it’s not a Jeep. It’s a 1974 VW Type 181 (aka Thing). If all fabrication goes well it will be Baja ready with roll cage, 14 inches of suspension travel, four seats, and about 350 horsepower. And yes, that is the finished paint.
    It just felt way too mundane to build a simple Jeep. I mean you can virtually  (more…)