Monday, August 23, 2010


Every single day I'm realizing more and more how amazing my wife is.

I am unbelievably blessed.

Friday, August 20, 2010


I'm starting to really enjoy/obsess over photography

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Love 146

Can't post about this organization often enough. I truly believe that slavery is among the greatest evils/atrocities in our world today. These guys are legitimately doing something about it.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Woo hoo!

My big sister Aimee is pregnant! :) so exciting!

Friday, August 13, 2010

Music and emotion

“A painter paints his pictures on canvas. But musicians paint their pictures on silence. We provide the music, and you provide the silence.” - Leopold Stokowski

I think that music is in itself just undifferentiated emotion. Emotion waiting to be labeled.

Songwriters find it on accident sometimes, like buried treasure. The right melody or combination of chords stumbles out of their mouth or hands, and there it is: an emotion. Happiness. Sadness. Regret. Hope.

A good songwriter can get onto it like a surfer clumsily riding a wave. He or she knows where it is, can find it, and can even manage to tame it sometimes by attaching their message to it.

GREAT songwriters knows how to make it. They know what they want to express, and then they do so.

That's my greatest dream and goal.


Wednesday, August 11, 2010


Amelia Lyon's photography is absolutely fantastic. ( Seriously amazing.

Thursday, August 5, 2010


I've been having some insane dreams lately.

My favorite involved rats, old TV's, and a wonderful mother of a friend/english teacher of mine. In the dream, we were talking about poetry, and she said this:

"Sometimes poetry so perfectly describes how I feel, that I think I must have written it myself and forgotten that I did."

I seriously love that quote, even if my subconscious version of Mrs. Luoma made it up.