maybe it’s time for something new : tips for simplicity

Driving through parts of the Tennessee countryside I’ve never seen before, I am always struck by one thing: the simplicity of it all. I mean, when I first moved out to College Grove, it certainly felt like I was in the “middle of nowhere,” but I quickly became familiar with the fastest routes to the…

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…to beverly hills : a reflection on ken burns “country music” documentary pt. II

Read Part I Here “There’s a paradox that’s always existed in country music. How much change do you embrace? And how much change can you make without completely obliterating what you were and what you came from?” — Bill C. Malone, Historian The synchronized growth of the City of Nashville and Country Music is something…

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from bristol… : a reflection on the ken burns “country music” documentary pt. I

please note: I had really great intentions about writing this post the day after Country Music ended. But then I got engaged and was surrounded for people by four days and went back to work and couldn’t get my head on straight before hosting a weekend retreat that has left me entirely exhausted and ready…

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community.

Last night I had the pleasure of attending my first Open Mic poetry night. I didn’t read….but it inspired me. It made me want to write something worth reading. It made me want to share my words. And that’s a new feeling I’m not quite used to. The event was put on by a new…

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