5 Things I Wish I Did Better During College

As colleges and conservatories begin to start in the next few weeks, I think back to my 6 years of learning in higher education. There were always things to get better as a musician, but sometimes, I simply didn’t have the time or money. Looking back, I’ve thought of ten ways I could have been […] …

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Local vs Global – Which is Better?

Recently, I have been pondering how to make the most of my life. What can I really offer society? How can my life make the most impact in our world? These questions and others have prodded me for a few years since moving to rural Ohio. If you know me from Last Row Music, you know …

Customer Retention

Yesterday, I performed my yearly ritual with CenturyLink to ask why my internet bill went up double what I was paying the previous month.The backstory is I have been a customer with them for over 4 years. Each year I have a “promotional” rate that is good for 12 months, and every year I go …

Issue by Issue

One of the branches of writing that is slowly declining is the magazine. The idea of flipping pages to look at ads only to find an article written by a premiere news reporter is slowly becoming a lost art. Even though I like magazines, thankfully I don't check the boxes to that three magazine subscription request …

Psalm 1

This year as part of my reflection time, I am going to read Tim Keller's devotional The Songs of Jesus: A Year of Daily Devotions in the Psalms. As a musician, I gravitate to words and melodies that strike a chord in people's hearts. King David was one of the greatest songwriters in history, and the joy, …