Happy Memorial Day

No blog tonight.  I'm spending some much needed time with friends and family.  Wishing you a wonderful week ahead, and I'll see you next Monday. -Em

Nature Doesn't Judge

The kids and I planted a garden this week.  Tomatoes, peppers, lettuce, brussels sprouts, rhubarb, strawberries, raspberries, and herbs are underway. Connecting our family to the land has been the unplanned theme of 2023.  I’m loving every minute.  When time…

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Boss Brain

I think too much. The mind is a bastard.

I even think too much about thinking too much.  The chatter in my head has been louder than usual these days. On Friday morning, it was deafening.  I could barely focus…

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Calm In Storms

Unpopular opinion: calamity provides focus.  At least for me.

I thought I was having bad week. We're having problems at the restaurant, and I've been anxious.  Then late last night, I got a call from a friend: the daycare center… Read more

Change of Scenery

Most Sunday mornings, my little family gets up and drinks coffee, listens to the records, and plans out our day in the kitchen.  This Sunday morning was just about the same, except we did all of it in an unfinished… Read more

To The Bat Cave

For the past several weeks, I've been on a mission to clear out the attic space above our garage.  Most of the stuff up there hasn't moved in 30 years.  I poured through memorabilia of great grandparents, grandparents, parents, and…

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When Life Gives You Walnut...

Man, did I ever need last night’s show in Chicago.  What a great crowd of listeners. It was an honor to play with Emily White and Jared Rabin and to see so many familiar faces. After the week I had…

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Show This Sunday

No blog tonight: I'm practicing for a show at Golden Dagger. If you're free and in Chicago on Sunday night, I'll be opening the album release show for my friend Emily White, and I'd love to see you.  Tickets are…

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Tag Books

I just bought a few books from a used book store, and I've been tearing through them. I usually read with a pen in my teeth, so I can underline the parts I like.  I also like to write in…

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Seeing the Northern Lights has been at the top of my bucket list for the majority of my life. And since I turned 40, I've been feeling extra pressure to see them. So in January, my husband and I traveled…

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Today, my daughter and I went to a local farm and held baby lambs.  I sat in the hay. They chewed my shoelaces. I fed them garlic. They smelled my hair. I scratched their bellies.

And for just that one…

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Second Video Release

If you're somebody who keeps up pictures of people who have passed away, this one's for you.  

(I sure miss you, Dad.)

Enjoy the video, Reader, and I'll see you next Monday.