Thursday, January 3, 2013

And now, a word from our sponsors...

So, today's post is going to center around one of the many things that I love: music.  I got into music at a young age, and it's one of the few things that I loved as child that I still love today.  OK, you got me, I still love toys...and video games...but that's another story entirely.

I've already mentioned that I'm a musician, but I didn't really go any further than that.  I play a variety of instruments.  I started singing at a very young age, moved on to guitar at around age 9, and played drums for a few years with my last band.  I think I was in fifth grade when I penned my first song lyrics.  Looking back now, they weren't that good.  I expect so much better from myself, lol.  But seriously, words have always been fascinating to me.  God giving me the ability to put them together in a way that makes them meaningful and musical has just made them...well, more meaningful.  The gift He gave me to be able to write music to match those words has brought me so many things.  Some of those things have been great things, and some have been not so great, but the experiences I've lived have shaped me and made me who I am today, so I suppose I'm okay with that.  Truth be told, there are very few things I would change, simply because I believe that changing those things would change ME, and I am very happy with where and who I am.  That's saying something I could not have said five years ago. These days, I spend more time playing for my wife and for myself than for anyone else, but I still love the feeling of playing, and I sometimes miss the stage.  One of these days...for now, I think it's time I sign off.  I'm finding myself getting distracted by other things, so that's my cue, lol.  As I said before, maybe there's no wisdom, but there have assuredly been words!!!

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Now I'm blogging, oh me, oh my...

Well, I've been wanting to do this for quite some while, but have never just said the heck with it and done it, until now.  My wife has a blog (, and I've enjoyed reading it, as well as reading some of the comments she has received from others.  The problem is, I've never decided what I should make a blog about.  I mean, seriously, I have WAAAAAY too many  Finally, tonight, I decided...ehh, it's my blog, but it doesn't have to be about anything in particular.  Maybe I wanna write an entry about how I'm feeling...I can do that.  Maybe I wanna write something about a past experience...I can do that, too.  Maybe this is the way I can reach someone and help another individual who's struggling with some of the demons I have struggled with.  Maybe...but you get the idea. 
I guess the first thing I should do is tell you a little about myself, and so I shall.  I'm a musician.  I'm a father.  I work for a living in a factory.  I make transmissions for riding lawn mowers.  Chances are that if you have a riding lawn mower, you have a transmission that came out of my factory.  We're a big supplier.  I've written lots of things in the past.  Songs...poetry...short letters to my wife.  I'm a veteran of the U.S. Army.  I love animals.  I have a big dog.  His name is Titan.  He's an amazing animal who is almost like a child to me.  He's a St. Bernard, and the reason that I root for the New Orleans Saints...since my wife told me that I MUST start liking football.  Okay, she didn't REALLY tell me that...or did she???  I'm also a lot of other things, but I think that's enough for now, lol!
Anyway, I think that I have posted enough in this, the first installment of whatever this may end up being.  But rest assured, I shall return tomorrow with more words...I don't know that there will be any wisdom in them, but there WILL be words, lol!  Until then, good night and God Bless!!!