My very first solo performance EVER was at Grape Creek Winery in Georgetown about four years ago, after they had just opened. They'd had a cancellation and I was lucky enough to have some friends moonlighting there who really wanted to help me along my journey.  At this point, I had performed many times with a band and a duo, and I had gotten pretty comfortable doing those types of gigs, but never had I done a show all by myself. I was fucking terrified! But I had just seen "William Shatner - It's His…

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11 Things You Should Know About Me 

  1. I grew up in Washington State and spent equal amounts of time on the West side and the East side of the Cascade Mountains. 
  2. My favorite subjects in school were English, Creative Writing, and Religious Studies. 
  3. I wish I knew more about Quantum Physics and Space 
  4. I am usually tired from stressing myself out about absolutely everything and nothing 
  5. My favorite dessert is Tiramisu 
  6. My most used app is probably Facebook Messenger or Evernote 
  7. Instruments I play: Guitar, sing, write my own…

Strange But True 

If you’ve signed up for my mailing list then you’ve already heard this one: I’ve always had a strange connection to the song Broken Wings by Mr. Mister. For many years, every time I heard the song played in public it signaled that a huge change was coming to my life. A breakup, a move, a new job, could be good or could be bad, but it always signified something BIG was coming. For this reason I never purchased the song. It was too valuable to me otherwise. You don’t really hear that song on the radio much…

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My Favorite Holiday Treat Recipe - Peanut Butter Fudge 

Several years ago I was looking for a recipe to make fudge because that is one of my favorite holiday treats, and I found this amazing peanut butter fudge recipe. If you're an user, you can find and save the recipe to your cardbox here.  This is now a staple for me every Christmas. It's so yummy! If you decide to make it, don't forget to come back here and let me know how it turned out!

World's Best Peanut Butter Fudge 

Prep 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Ready In 1 h 25 minutes


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What purchase of $100 or less has most positively impacted your life in the last 6 months? 

For me, I’d have to say the book "Tools of Titans" by Tim Ferris, though I didn’t actually purchase it. I checked it out at the library. I already talked about that in a previous blog post, but this book has some seriously good nuggets in it. Just open it to a page and BLAM, you’re smarter, better, faster… There is so much awesomeness in this book I don’t actually want to share it because you might become more awesome than I am. 😉

What purchase of $100 or less has most positively impacted your life in the…

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Words To Live By 

My all time favorite quote is from the movie Bram Stoker’s Dracula. In the movie, Jonathan is on the train heading to Transylvania to meet with the Count, and he's writing to his beloved Mina and he says, “It’s as if I have a part to play in a story that is not yet known to me.” I love this quote because it speaks to that part of me that wants to know my purpose in life, which I'm not sure we can ever really know. I’ve struggled with that question all of my life and I still don’t have an answer. Will I…

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What is your favorite documentary or movie? 

My all time favorite movie is shared by two films: Office Space and Bram Stoker’s Dracula. The first because I have lived the life of Peter Gibbons. When I got my first office job I worked as a file clerk for a convenience store chain. The owners were brothers, who were also both lawyers, who were constantly at odds with each other. One minute you’d have one standing at your desk asking you to do one thing, and then an hour later you’d have the other one standing there telling you to do something else. It…

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If I were to give a TED talk 

I love TED talks. I've watched some really great ones. If I were to give a TED talk about something that were outside of my main area of expertise, it might be about the importance of taking time out for yourself. Or it might be how writing can keep you from going insane. Or perhaps simply how to crochet a scarf. I’ve crocheted enough scarves to feel like I could give a TED Talk on the subject. Bullet points could include how to pick the right yarn for your project, what stitches to use, and how to…

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What is the book (or books) you've gifted or recommended the most? 

I recommend books based on the readers need, but lately it’s been The Dark Tower series by Stephen King simply because the movie is about to come out. I read the series in my 20s and it gave me a lot to think about outside of the story. The main character, Roland, is the last gunslinger and his drive to find the tower is unmeasurable. He has a way of letting things go and leaving things to “ka” that I constantly need to be reminded of. Sometimes things are put in our paths for a reason and it’s our job to…

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Radio Spot on Wimberley Valley Radio, KWVH 94.1 FM 

Wimberley friends and beyond!

I'll be doing a special radio spot on Wimberly Valley Radio on Tuesday October 17th at 9am. If you're local, you can tune in to 94.1 on your FM dial to listen, and if you're not local, you can tune in live on their Facebook page here: or listen afterwords on their SoundCloud channel here: You can also visit their website and get to all of the links from there.

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