Autumn Walk Screenshot

Autumn Walk

We have been incredibly fortunate to have a very mild Autumn here in Minnesota this year.  Normally, it lasts most of a Tuesday afternoon and part of a Wednesday, but this year, it’s been warm, sunny, and really all kinds of awesome.  I took Indie & Bear out for a nice long walk over the…

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Running Girl

Toddler Update

OK, I did go a long time without writing. What’s up with that? Like most people, my family and I are very busy in the Summer, and we spend more time living and less time writing. Isla turned 3 in June, and we’ve been chasing her ever since. Despite my prolonged absence, I actually enjoy…

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Finding Home poster

Finding Home Now on DVD

Today is my friend, Chars Bonin’s Birthday. I forget how old he is, but I am certain that he is much, much younger than me. I’ve mentioned this before, but Chars wrote, directed and performed in a great film called, “Finding Home.” I am proud to have composed and performed the film’s soundtrack. (I also…

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In The Spotlight

A few months ago, my sister-in-law took this video of Isla at Grandma & Grandpa’s house. Wifey described it on her Facebook page very well: Since Elisabeth was born, many people have expressed concern about all she’ll miss out on being deaf. So, I wanted to share a short video of her dancing. It was…

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Future Baby

Guess what?  We’re pregnant.  That’s right; pregnant. Mostly Patty. Future Baby Human is due in early 2014 and we couldn’t be happier.  If you’re keeping score, this is baby #2. Isla is now 3.467 years old And she is slowly starting to comprehend that Mommy’s bump represents a future brother or sister (we’ve decided not to…

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The Wonderful Wonder of Wonder and Learning-n-Stuff

There’s an innate beauty in watching your child learn something new. This wide-eyed curiosity is truly a marvel and a testament to the indomitable human urge to learn, to seek, to grow. Anyway, Isla learned that she likes brownies, so she destroyed an entire freaking pan of ‘em Father of the Year. For the record,…

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A New Morning

Just a short little acoustic piece I put together tonight.  Despite the unconscionable amount of coffee I’ve had today, this one turned out surprisingly mellow.  It features acoustic and electric guitar, plus a little bit of music box run through a delay pedal and a Fender amp. Um, THIS one, in fact. It’s only about…

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Walking Small 2: Walk Smaller

A few years ago (wait, 2008?? That can’t be right.) OK, a few years ago I recorded a goofy little instrumental called “Walking Small” and wrote all about it here. Now, I don’t normally pull a “George Lucas” with my old music, but I thought this one could use some cleaning up.  I doubled the…

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The Machine

I’ve been doing a lot of work in my studio lately, and I’m always looking for new ways of streamlining my process.  In the course of learning some tricks with my recording software, I decided to delve into the world of loop-based recording.  This is NOT recording using pre-existing loops made by someone else; rather…

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Winter’s Return

Winter arrived with a vengeance in Minnesota this past weekend.  I mean “vengeance” literally, since I can only assume I’m somehow responsible for this.  Patty isn’t as crazy about winter as I am, since she gets cold easily and appears to have misplaced her coat. We live next to a nature area, so on Sunday…

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