Rock stars. #positivehitstour (at The Gathering Place)

Rock stars. #positivehitstour (at The Gathering Place)

Aiden asked for this cake for his birthday. I must be doing something right.

Aiden asked for this cake for his birthday. I must be doing something right.

A Castle in Indiana?

Yes! A castle in Indiana! Clayshire Castle, to be precise. You should go check them out.

A Castle in Indiana?

Yes! A castle in Indiana! Clayshire Castle, to be precise. You should go check them out.

My notes from Mixwest 2014

My notes from Mixwest 2014 #Mixwest14

Mixwest Notes
I had a great time at Mixwest 2014. I got to meet some new people, catch up with some old friends, and learn some pretty amazing stuff from the fabulous collection of speakers and presenters.

It’s always hard going to a conference like this and deciding what workshops to attend – especially when you want to go to allof them. But you can only go to one at a time, unless you’ve managed to figure…

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3 more things my high school band director told me

3 more things my high school band director told me

Yesterday, I shared three things that my high school band director told me that have stuck with me over the years. But I wasn’t done. There are three more things that I need to share…
Low brass awesomeness

“Don’t mess with the Star Spangled Banner.”

You march onto the field, play the song exactly the way the audience expects to hear it. Then you march off. No fluff. Nothing artsy about it.

He was right. He still is.…

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3 things my high school band director told me

3 things my high school band director told me

Harrison Marching Band

I don’t think it is an exaggeration to say that participating in the instrumental music program while I was in high school had a profound influence on my life. I’m not a professional musician (and I don’t play one on TV), but I don’t think it’s that much of a stretch to say that the music program might have been more influential on me than the English or science classes I took.

Don’t…

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I actually dreamt about making this breakfast pizza last night. I don’t know if that’s awesome or sad. Maybe it’s sadly awesome.

I actually dreamt about making this breakfast pizza last night. I don’t know if that’s awesome or sad. Maybe it’s sadly awesome.

The Red Velvet Revolution at the Indiana State Fair

The Red Velvet Revolution at the Indiana State Fair

Funnel cake at Dogwood Festival
Funnel cakes.

They’re awesome. They’re probably my favorite non-Fall Festival fair food. Sure, they’re pretty horrible for you. But there really isn’t much that can beat the warm, sticky, fried dough goodness of a fresh funnel cake.

I remember when I first tried a funnel cake topped with cherries. I think I was at Kings Island. I thought I’d died and gone to heaven. I didn’t think there was…

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Air Aiden. #NBANation (at Indiana State Fair)

Air Aiden. #NBANation (at Indiana State Fair)

Rockin out at the State Fair (at Indiana State Fair Ground)

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