New Orleans Memories

Mardi Gras season is once again upon us so I would like to share a few memories of New Orleans as I remember them.

I live in the south, which some consider the middle of the country, so I only…

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My Mom and the Dallas Cowboys

In 1968, before the Dallas Cowboys became America's football team, they were the professional team for the state of Texas and under the leadership of coach Tom Landry, they were good, really good. Dandy Don Meredith was the quarterback in…

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Meeting Randy California

In the fall of 1968, my friend Ricky and I were enjoying his birthday gift from his grandmother, a brand new olive green Shelby Cobra. We had Steppenwolf's Born to be Wild blaring from the car's radio as we roared…

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Spear of the Auca - The Haunting Spear

I remember when...In the 1950's and 60's, technology was evolving in South America, but not as quickly as in The United States. They were way behind and even getting messages to the remote jungles of the Oriente and all of…

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My Mom's Cooking

I love my mom. It is for my love of food that I owe her my life. It was she who fed me but most importantly, she introduced me to her vast knowledge of spices, fruits, and vegetables.

The many…

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Plane Crash on the Guadalupe

In 1980, my friend Mike Buzzo had a party at his Treasure Island home in Lake McQueeney, Texas where the infamous Guadalupe River winds down from New Braunfels. It also forms a lake near Seguin, home of the giant pecan…

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The Search for Quito's Gold

When I was a young teenager, my family and I spent three years in Quito, Ecuador. We had a two-story house on the slopes of Mt. Pichincha. My brothers and I would often explore many of the quebradas and would…

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My Day Job – How I Became a Drafter

As you know, I am a songwriter / musician but I thought you would enjoy learning a bit about my day job...

When I was a young boy, living in Bremerhaven, Germany, the United States was enjoying a Camelot like…

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UFOs in Quito 1966

A few years ago, I wrote and recorded a song called The Others which was inspired by several firsthand UFO sightings in Quito, Ecuador.

In 1964, at eleven years old, I was an army brat living in Fort Riley, Kansas…

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Who's Playing Bass With Calvin Luna Balli?

It was around the spring of 2010 that I first caught wind of a complicated and talented man named Ned Mefford when my wife posted an ad on Craigslist. We were searching for a bass player and other musicians for…

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Payne Stewart – My Favorite Golfer

In 1966, I first learned how to play golf as a kid at the Quito, Ecuador golf course. I fell in love with the game and have been playing ever since. My late younger brother DJ and I would play…

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