10.19.2014

Sublime coffee.

Wandering into town for lunch at the newly re-opened POCO yesterday had a great feeling of gratitude and delicious gathering. Lots of the regulars were there, and it felt good to be out on the patio just chatting and having good food.

Upon leaving, I gave my coffee guy Seth a big hello and he handed me a bag of coffee. He said that he knew I'd appreciate it. and he was literally giving me a free bag of coffee. Now, I NEVER say no to this guy's coffee... it's always great. And then I see the label and it's a Guatemalan Antigua Bella Carmona.

Nobody has ever roasted a better Guat than Seth and his crew...  seriously.

Then he tells me it's the best Guat he's EVER gotten!

And this morning as I took my first sip at 5:50 am, I say that he was absolutely 100% right.

Best. Guat. Ever.

Wow!

Feeling a part of my community this morning. And feeling perfectly caffeinated by this fine man's coffee. Trust me, if you want a good cup, don't hesitate. It will be gone soon, it's just that good. That there below is the link to my roaster's webby.  get a couple pounds and treat the hell outta yourself.

oldbisbeeroasters.com

10.16.2014

What I have learned in the last week or so...

Friends make the difference.

Getting the chance to get out there and do 'the job' with people I love really helped me get back on track. Top that off with the fact that I got to hang with loving supportive pals in Franklin before and after that tour and I realize I did so much right after the tour that was a bad fit.

I immediately went to a good place to decompress in VA, (toothless cat and one of my besties)  then I got back up and dusted myself off and I let the people who know and appreciate me lift me back up while off on the tour to the King Biscuit Blues Festival in Arkansas. Quality time with people I respect, who are authentic made all the difference. Having them say they sense my 'being off' and then wanting to support me in moving through it, was so helpful.  Most of 'em have been in the music biz a bunch of years, and it was all good feedback and truly came from the heart. Hanging with my pal on the golf course was a huge gift! And getting silly texts from that saxaphone player has helped too...

It never hurts to hear that my pals in the Nashville area want me around more. There was so much good in everything we did. We even fit in a board meeting for The Blackberry Jam. I spit-balled a bunch of ideas at my fellow board members with love and respect for the local community and I think a few stuck nicely.

Here is to looking forward and not giving up.



10.14.2014

I have seen this in person. Oh Alabama..

10.11.2014

No rain. That's all we wanted and we got it. Happy.

10.10.2014

Yeah.

That ain't no fog machine! That is smoke from the greasy fair food. I think at this point from the way it smells we can call it " The Cajun Scented Fog" and that's no lie.

10.09.2014

Giant casino food court and brown water. Sounds frightening. The silver lining is that I am waiting for my golf date to join me then we will fuel up then go out and he can golf and I can make him laugh with my shitty non-golf skills for three hours in the hot sun just a few miles from the Mississippi River in Tunica. Should be interesting.

10.08.2014

Back at it.. King Biscuit Blues Festival! I think I am golfing with one of these guys tomorrow.

This Mike Farris cd is quite something! Met him a couple years back when he was our headliner for the Blackberry Jam. He blew me away then.. And this cd is truly a masterpiece. The musicianship is flawless and the feeling is undeniable. Wow!

10.07.2014

Tomorrow is full moon but you'd hardly know it.

Recovery.

I went to a positively stellar AA meeting in Franklin TN today. They talked about principles over personalities. And I gotta say, I walked away a better human being after listening to all of that experience strength and hope.  My day to hang with my pal Carol has been super fun and it's so good to catch up with her on a heart and mind level.

Now it's time to work..




10.04.2014

A salad dressing that heals.

I am making my pal Cathryn's famous Fred's Dressing this afternoon. I have salad fixin's but no suitable dressing, and this is truly one of the best.  I loved doing salad nights with Cathryn. That woman had a flair for all things delicious. It's also a treat that I can make that has a deeper feeling than just food satisfying me.  There is love and history there. Many years of history.

Some great, and some not so great (S.S. Smelly Cat) but now that is all behind me and I can see so much more of the big picture. And it really boils down to love and community.

Again.

Love.
Community.

Yes.

10.01.2014

Aha moment.

There I was.. Realizing not processing all this fast enough is making me a boring friend. And then I stumble on this quote from an article talking about people working in a stressfull environment:

"Cause they're not mean people, they're not spiteful people, they're not trying to trip you up, They're just very intense and, you know, things emanate from them, right?


"it's a lot like working in a nuclear power plant, but you don't get one of those protective suits. It's a lot of radiation and you either learn to survive it or you die."
This is a really apt simile, because you can't actually learn to survive radiation exposure. The amount it takes to kill you varies by person, but eventually you have to either leave, or die.

i am gonna work hard to diges this and see if it doesn't help me move through my boring dumb process a little faster abd with some grace. 

9.30.2014

I saw a horoscope this morning that said something about not making any big decision about something that has been weighing on my mind.  There is that whole work thing... and that would be the biggest worry.

Ok. No big decision today. I love to take into consideration all factors when I can.

More will be revealed...