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Happy New Year

"Fortune may have yet a better success in reserve for you, and they who lose today may win tomorrow." Cervantes

Here's to a winning 2013.

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ABC's Nashville

While the storyline of ABC's "Nashville" leans a little soap-opera-y, I am awestruck to find The 5 Spot, Buddy Miller and Tammy Wynette songs on my t.v. The peddlers of mainstream country may not recognize the relevance of any of…

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Mack truck to the nose

Currently recovering from reconstructive surgery to the inside of my nose. My former sinus doctor made an attempt at correction 8 years ago but he was not successful. Apparently, I had trauma, a broken nose, or was born with a…

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Her cheating heart

Just saw my mom. I was only there a little more than 24 hours. When I first got there she looked tired. But by the time I got to the nursing home the following day, she had on makeup, a…

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AMA Week

The Mavericks and the Alabama Shakes KILLED at the AMA Awards Show. The sound of a good band in that venue was epic. There were a couple of low points, a yawnable moment or two. And I think Bonnie Raitt…

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Pre-AMA Short Set 9/11

Really looking forward to this show at East Nashville's favorite hang, The Family Wash! I have wanted FOREVER to play with uber-cool drummer, Bryan Owings (Emmylou Harris, Buddy Miller). Plus I'll be backed my regular gun slingers.......what a lucky gal…

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Gigs, new songs

Working on demos for the new songs. I think I'm done writing for this record. How does one know for sure? Trying to gig these songs out. I'm playing a couple new ones at my Aug. 26 round and at…

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Memorial Day

Looking at so many Facebook posts from people of my generation, and a little older, regarding their ailing parents. I guess this is where we are in life. And it sucks, some of it because we hate seeing our parents…

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The Big C

Wish I could think about music as much as I'm thinking about cancer (my mom's) these days :( For those who've been touched by "the big C," you know it's the prism through which everything is viewed. Don't know how…

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Happy Birthday to Me!

I'm a day early but I'll go ahead and wish myself a happy birthday. Not much planned, hopefully a nice dinner out. It's just a blessing that everyone in my family is holding their own, no one's too sick or…

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Marathon

The marathon of East TN over for a couple weeks...house cleaning (not dusted in 5 months), bank, electric, water & cell phone companies, trash dump (5 bags) nursing home, cancer center (by ambulance)...always an adventure. Glad to do it for…

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Heavy heart today

Thinking hard about my mom today who is back in the hospital in East Tennessee. Wish I could go there but I have too many things going on at home right now. Hate to think of her alone and only…