Category Music

North Carolina-Roberta Flack-June 9

North Carolina People, Places, and Things-June 9 I am the dad to five adult children. As they were growing up I attempted to remind them they were special and to implore them to learn something new. My goal was to do that daily. In 2016 my goal is to learn something new daily on the […]

North Carolina-Ukulele Academy-March 27

North Carolina People, Places, and Things-March 27 I am the dad to five adult children. As they were growing up I attempted to remind them they were special and to implore them to learn something new. My goal was to do that daily. In 2016 my goal is to learn something new daily on the […]

Gotta Serve Somebody-Thanksgiving Message from Bob Dylan

Well it is Thanksgiving Week and just about everyone I know is expressing gratitude for what they have. They also have a willingness to help others that may not be as fortunate as they are. Helping others can be summed up as service. I stumbled across a gospel song written by Bob Dylan called “Gotta […]

Ain’t nobody gonna give a good cahoot-“Respect Yourself”

When you walk across a college campus you see and hear amazing things. Unfortunately you see and hear some disappointing things. One of the troubling sounds I have frequently encountered is the amount of profanity that college students use in conversations as they walk across campus. The F Bomb is not only used but in […]

Southern Pines 14th Annual Blues Crawl-Great Musicians

On Saturday July 12th a group of nearly 20 friends of mine decided to attend a great event in Southern Pines NC called the 14th Annual Blues Crawl. From a selfish point I almost don’t want to write about this event for fear that it will get bigger and change. What is so neat about […]

July 13-Hoptical Illusion-dedicated to Tony Jenkins

On Saturday and into the early morning hours of Sunday a group of about 20 friends attended the 14th Annual Blues Crawl in Southern Pines. We heard some great blues artists  Pat Mother Blues Cohen, Cool John Ferguson, Tad Walters, Lakota John & Kin, Kelley and the Cowboys, and Big Ron Hunter and the King […]

Dealing with Losing

I have been doing a lot of thinking lately about people who are going thru tough times. Tough times can be losing in relationships, losing out on a job search, losing a promotion, losing a spouse/best friend, or losing your self-esteem. My life as a coach and being involved in college athletics for 30 plus years […]

Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa -Live in Amsterdam

Music moves people in different ways. I love when I hear a sound/musician/song that is not only different but one that moves me. That happened last night. It doesn’t happen often but when it does it is special. I have a daily ritual. I drive to work each morning in complete silence reflecting on the […]

John Lee Hooker -“You Talk Too Much”

When you work at a university commencement is a college’s true super bowl week. Over the month of May and June in the United States there is no telling how many people will be tasked to deliver a riveting commencement speech. I always find it fascinating that brevity is very rare. I am willing to bet […]

May 4-Gaelic Ale

The weather does not get better in North Carolina than it has been yesterday and today. Temps in high 70’s and low 80’s breeze out of the west and no humidity. Yesterday and today had my two best runs since injuring my right foot in February. I added a NEW JERSEY Band South side Johnny […]

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