Take a Deep Breath

It’s hard to catch your breath in a never-ending stream of going-on. Work. Errands. Sustaining health. Holidays. Goals. The list, if you start one, becomes an infinite circle of routine, obligation, and mundane attempts to survive. Life can get in the way like that, on occasion. As I settle into post-grad life, or “adult-ing”, the …

Am I Blue?

Even though it’s Sunday, I still checked my mailbox. I was hopeful and expectant that something wonderful was behind that mundane little plastic door, aside from the miscellaneous junk mail that I had left a few days before. As I opened my front door, my excitement began to rise. Seventy degrees, a number I couldn’t …

Elastic Songs

There’s beauty in the elasticity of music. A song can mean to you a thousand different things that it does to anyone else, and not even touch the original thoughts of the songwriter. A lyric can capture an given emotion within a spontaneous circumstance. A perception can morph a track into countless stories, ideas, and …

The Art of Learning

Cheesy title, I know. But on this cool, early Spring morning I find the phrase to be ever so relevant. Consuming is a simple process. Every day you consume a conglomeration of calories, interactions, words, music, and experiences. We all consume our fair share of media through small, glowing screens every hour on the dot. …

The Equation

  The latin reads: “All that is human is smoke, show, vanity and the picture of a stage.”  Art is in my blood. I descended from a family full of painters, writers, art collectors, and photographers. I grew up with a basement full of old canvases, and not just the paintings of my dad’s but …

Different Day, Same Notebook….Same Cat

If I walked you through my daily ritual, you most likely wouldn’t get excited over it. Just like countless other days, my mornings are for coffee, afternoons contain work, and evenings ensue total relaxation (I write that clinging to an ideal sense of hope). Of course, minor incidents and changes can often affect that daily …

Merry Little EP

It’s been three years (or maybe more?) since I’ve released new music. I’ve looked at that statement several times, and yet I can’t bring myself to fully comprehend the magnitude of it. When you’re passionate about something, it’s hard to set it aside for later. Oftentimes, when huge events occur, it’s impossible to keep track …

No Longer Caged

Lately I’ve spent the majority of my time studying the art of creativity. I am captivated by people; not only that, but I’m captivated by what they can do. In a world full of status-updates, 1080px by 1080px snapshots, disappearing video acts, and 150-character novels our capacity remains in tact. Moreover, our creative senses don’t …

Ch-ch-ch-ch-ch-ch-ch-changes

I think I got all the right syllables in there. I almost played a sample of the song just to do my fact checking. However, I think my subconscious did the trick. Chances are, if you’ve ever done anything remotely risky in your life—like stepping out of your door—you’ve experienced a multitude of changes. In …