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An Evening with Smalltown Poets

In October, I saw a post that one all time favorite bands Smalltown Poets would be playing a pair of Christmas shows the second weekend of December. I’ve been following these guys for over 20 years now and it had almost been that long since I had seen them live; the only issue is that the shows were in Nashville and Atlanta. With little hesitation, I started working on how I could get to Nashville for... read more

Who I am is problematic

I got a fortune cookie recently with the “fortune” that said, “Always accept yourself the way you are.” While I can get behind the sentiment of that, part of the “way I am” can often times be problematic. I have always had a desire to connect with people, but for as long as I can remember that has also been exhausting to me. Small talk is so difficult for me, but I understand that its use and... read more

Moon River Festival Pt 3 All Good Things

Continuation of the 3 Pt series of posts about my experience at the Moon River Festival. For what happened prior to the events in this post, please see Parts 1 and 2. So I have friends that are within driving distance in every direction from Chattanooga. I had originally wanted to finally meet my internet friend Larry Carter and go to church with him, but I wouldn’t have gotten to spend much time... read more

Moon River Festival Pt 2 Day 1 Friends Old and New

Continuation of the 3 Pt series of posts about my experience at the Moon River Festival. For what happened prior to the events in this post, please see Pt 1. After the weather delay, I finally got through the gates; and to say I found it to be my element would be an understatement. The grounds were set up at Coolidge Park right next to the river. It was sprawled out enough that the two stages were far... read more

Inspiration at the Tri Cycle Farms Jamboree

About a month ago I discovered that my friends Wild Rivers were playing at the Fayetteville Roots Festival. They are from the Toronto area so you can imagine that they don’t get close by very often. I was determined to do what I could to make it to their set. So I set out to find a ticket to the festival, but unfortunately or maybe fortunately the festival had already sold out. I say fortunately... read more

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