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Two New Songs

Earlier this year, I wrote my first new songs in five years. In May, I recorded “porch editions” of my Bookcase Sessions video series and shared the results exclusively with my Patreon patrons because, hey, they’re my patrons. Now I’m pleased...

Creating Under Stressful Conditions: Make What You Can; Make What Helps

On Saturday, May 16, 2015, I played and sang in public for the first time since Sunday, March 28, 2010. It was an open mic at Fox Coffeehouse. I was able to do two little mini-sets: Set One: Make-Over Darlin’ (first public performance ever) Elvis C. Second...

Happy Birthday, Patrick

Last summer a man I liked, a man I respected, a man whose talent I admired very much… a colleague and collaborator.. a man I considered a friend, even if we weren’t as close as some… he died as a result of a very fast, very vicious cancer....

Every Independent Creator Needs A Statement of Ethics

It’s not uncommon to find a statement of ethics on the website of a corporation or other organization. They’re created for legal reasons as often as to declare the intentions or motivations of the body in question. In some cases, an ethics statement or...

A Snapshot Of My Email Newsletter Community

I’ve maintained a community of email newsletter subscribers for many years. Until a couple of weeks ago, I’d never formally surveyed that community to learn more about them. In this post, I’ll share the results of that survey for two primary reasons:...

An Unexpected Need For A New Home Office Workstation

Back in April of 2011, I was making just over fifty thousand dollars a year as an interactive marketing producer helping entertainment companies promote their movies and television shows online. Like most of my co-workers at that particular digital agency, I was...