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The Silver Lining in turning 37

This past weekend was a whirlwind. Let me back up. Over the summer, I took my nephew to a basketball tournament in Springdale, Arkansas. When I got the logistics of the trip together, I saw a post that my friends Drew and Chase aka The Silver Lining were playing a show in Fayetteville the same evening as the opening of the basketball tournament. I hadn’t seen them in a few years but we had kept in... read more

Travel Bucket List

Sometime in the last 10 years I saw a video of Canada, and it made me want to visit it in person. The parts of the video that specifically piqued my interest were filmed in the province of British Columbia. When I made the mental note to put it on my travel bucket list, I figured it would be somewhere way down the line in life. Fast forward to February from whatever day within the last 10 years that I... read more

Breaking Up Is Hard To Do

I’ve failed miserably as a dog owner. A little over a year ago, I had voices in several directions(one of which was my own) insisting that I had a puppy sized hole in my life. When I was growing up, we had many dogs in our family; but the only one that I ever truly considered mine was a miniature dachshund named Daisy. She was one of the best things to ever happen in my life. She was playful when I... read more

My Weekend With Joseph and Kelsey

Last week was a tough week. I went through a huge project at work. I was still getting over being really sick, and I couldn’t find time to rest to help get past it so I had a slight relapse. In early January I had bought tickets to see one of my favorite bands in both Dallas and Austin over the weekend. Friday night’s show in Dallas didn’t start until 9 so I knew I could get down in time... read more

Phil’s Concert Series: 2016 in Pictures

I had the opportunity to go to several shows this year. I got to see bands in multiple cities and states and even got to host a house show. After looking it over, I went to a show in every month except February so far. I wanted to give you a glimpse of the fun I had. Thanks to all these people for bringing joy into my life this year with their amazing talent. Judah & the Lion Edmond, OK January... read more

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