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What Does Enjoyment Look Like?

What Does Enjoyment Look Like? As I write my latest book, “The Quest,” I have separated our chronological life into four parts. I call the third chapter of life (~age 50 to 75) the “Enjoyment” stage. The designation is more than a pipe dream—it is a reliable foundation that informs essential decisions. To illustrate, several […]

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Slut-Shaming, Body-Hating and The Super Bowl 2020 Halftime

I’ve never been one to shy away from controversy and candid observations, so here goes. And I enjoy the freedom of having broken the chains of family, cultural, and religious censorship—so I can honestly and publicly say whatever I feel. Imagine that! For the first time in my life, I am fortunate to be able […]

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Four Minute Read

The Quest Explained

This is not an experience for kids. It’s for adults. Particularly those of us lucky enough to have survived the first part of life. For much of human history—and still in most of the world today—people of our age were usually dead. But today’s increasing life expectancy gives us more adult years in the second […]

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The Quest (A Rite of Passage to Know Your Self and Enjoy the Second Half of Life) Open to Anyone Age 35 and Up

I am leading our ninth annual Quest Experience (A Rite of Passage to Know and Enjoy the Second Half of Life)—it is the first one ever open to any gender age 35 and up—at Kalien Retreat near Nashville, TN. It starts at 4 pm on Tuesday, March 31 and ends at noon on April 2nd. […]

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My Latest Watercolor

“Trumped” 15.5″ x 16.5″ Original Watercolor on Handmade Paper Donald J. Trump currently has at least 17 women who have accused him of varying inappropriate behavior, including allegations of sexual harassment or sexual assault, all but one coming forward with their accusations before or during his bid for the White House. He also paid a […]

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My Politically Incorrect Take on the 2020 Grammys

After enjoying forty years of life as a career musician who was fortunate to work with some of the most talented artists in the world, serving on music label advisory boards, and living in the affluent musical suburb of Franklin, Tennessee just outside of Nashville—I should go ahead and say it. The Grammys are rigged. […]

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Why We No Longer Think For Ourselves

The problem arises when we need to process and understand complex and chaotic situations. The ability to think for ourselves has been short-circuited by the rise of social networks, television propaganda, and easy solutions presented by charismatic pundits and political and religious leaders. With so much information to process, it is easier to drift into […]

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What Will The Future Bring?

A question as old as time. In moments of peace and well-being, this query occupies less of our thinking. But historically, in times of political, emotional, and spiritual chaos our eyes turn with anxious hope to the future, particularly when apocalyptic fears multiply. This question was asked by the people of Israel when subjected to […]

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Cruelty Has Never Made Me Smile

I remember crying and running from the room as the small black and white television in my grandmother’s home beamed a fuzzy rendition of men beating each other to a pulp on “Live Wrestling.” The year was around 1963 and I was five years old. My Dad (a gentle man) and my grandfather (a brawler […]

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From Fundamentalism to Freedom

It is still a shock to my system when I encounter a person who is fundamentalist or evangelical. The experience is much like a friend of mine who served in Vietnam when he would have a flashback. Psychologist Marlene Winell has coined a term for the devastating effects on those of us who have left […]