If you're like me, you like to listen to TED Talks. They are addicting and I can easily find myself going down the TED Talk rabbit hole on YouTube until I get to something like, "How Armadillos Changed the World," and I snap out of it. For those of you that don't know, TED (Technology, … Continue reading Riding Lenny’s Coattails
As I write this now, my grandmother, Ruth Sligh Gross is laid up in the hospital at 90 years of age and is experiencing her last moments on earth. While I a deeply saddened by this news, I can't wait to tell you about her life! She grew up in Columbia, South Carolina during the … Continue reading How to LIVE Life: Lessons from Ruth Sligh Gross
You all know I'm a huge music nerd. I'm fairly sure I've been a lover of classical music since I was a baby and it's only gotten worse. Some people tend to turn their noses up at it because they simply don't know anything about it. Perhaps they've heard one of two pieces and developed … Continue reading 5 Easy Steps for Appreciating Classical Music
My wife, Juliana was born and raised in Brazil and has been living in the US for 10 years now. Before Juliana, I can honestly say I never met a Brazilian or heard a word of Portuguese, outside of Family Guy mocking the language. After being with her now for almost 2 years, I think … Continue reading An Intro to All Things Brazilian
As you saw earlier, I'm 3 chapters into the book you told me I had to write...why did I ever agree to this?! For better or for worse, I'm going to give you the reins again and let you help me chose the working title for my book!
I'm on currently on day 9 of guided meditation with the aid of the Headspace App. By the way just to be clear, I'm in no way getting any kind of affiliate commission for recommending the app. It just happened to be an app that Tim Ferriss (entrepreneur and writer) recommended in one of his … Continue reading Meditation Update
Believe it or not, these pictures below are all of the same two people. My buddy Justin and I are celebrating 10 years of tight friendship and as you can see, a lot of laughs. The funny thing is, we both didn't like each other at first. It wasn't until we let down our guards … Continue reading The Value of Contagious Authenticity
In a world where our options for heroes seem few and far between, (just turn on the TV for 5 minutes) I'm finding that my heroes are perhaps less obvious. It's important to have a hero, or group of heroes in your life that you turn to and consult from time to time. These people … Continue reading Hero Series: My Dad
Anyone that knows me knows that my favorite composer is Johann Sebastian Bach. His 334th birthday was on Thursday and it prompted me to write a quick post about him. He is perhaps one of the greatest sources of inspiration in my life, and yet, I've never personally met him, what with his being dead … Continue reading The Man, the Myth
Thanks to you, the results are in. Overwhelmingly, you want me to write a book about the shenanigans of being a church musician. Buckle up...you asked for it.