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The Wind

Let's be email friends First Name Last Name Email Address Sign Me Up! Dear World, (Turn on the song at the bottom while reading post!) Change comes as surely as anything in this life, and it is still my least favorite thing. I feel like all of my 20’s was...

And The Album Shall Be Named

Let's be email friends First Name Last Name Email Address Sign Me Up! Dear World, Call me old-fashioned, but I still write letters. We live in a world where everything is on a screen that contains basically all of reality in digital form, but we are physical...

Fan Girl Going Crazy Right Now

Let's be email friends First Name Last Name Email Address Sign Me Up! Dear World, I started taking voice lessons to study musical theatre and my vehicle to this brave new world has been Sara Barielles’ musical Waitress. Well folks, she is now starring in the show...

On Christmas: Have no anxiety anymore dear one

Let's be email friends First Name Last Name Email Address Sign Me Up! Dear World, All around us we are surrounded by darkness. Death, regret, worry, loneliness, bitterness, rejection, stone cold suffering blow threw, and our thin coats of humanity are unable to...

Why am I awake? Thoughts from a spiritual insomniac

Let's be email friends First Name Last Name Email Address Sign Me Up! Dear World, I am having trouble sleeping these days. There is too much on my mind to shut it down, and I am angry at how early I awoke this morning after such a restless night. I think of my...

Humility for beginnners

Let's be email friends First Name Last Name Email Address Sign Me Up! Dear World, I heard humility is not self deprecation but self forgetfulness. That being said, it’s pretty hard to be self forgetful in the middle of a humiliating moment. Ideally you would...

How to use a broken heart

Let's be email friends First Name Last Name Email Address Sign Me Up! Dear World, I’ve realized our hearts are fragile things. Sometimes they break, sometimes they downright shatter.  Tears stream down our tired faces,  our arms folded, our bodies swaying...

The Lonely Ends

Let's be email friends First Name Last Name Email Address Sign Me Up! The Lonely Ends Why don’t we talk about The truth is your leaving now The truth is my heart is breaking No matter how hard I try I can’t seem to wrap my mind around goodbye Or the...

A Cup Of Tea In Tokyo

Let's be email friends First Name Last Name Email Address Sign Me Up! Dear World, I am writing to you from Philadelphia where I am performing tonight opening for Carbon Leaf. Yesterday I was in Manhatten for a press day and then later a show in New Jersey. Life...

Beijing Is For Lovers

Let's be email friends First Name Last Name Email Address Sign Me Up! Dear World, Several people asked me why I decided to go to Beijing and Tokyo on vacation this year. I always answered with one of these three responses: My brother wanted to go, and so I...

Flowers For A Tomboy

Let's be email friends First Name Last Name Email Address Sign Me Up! Dear World, I’ve always been a little awkward receiving flowers. This is not to imply that I have young men buying me flowers all the time, but the few times they have I’ve just...

10 Secrets You Should Know About My New Video

Let's be email friends First Name Last Name Email Address Sign Me Up! This is just 1 of 4 of the acoustic videos we shot that day. We will be releasing them all in the next few months. The two dashing young men in the video are the amazingly talented John Hollier...

The Story Behind The Song

Let's be email friends First Name Last Name Email Address Sign Me Up! Dear World, I wrote “This Side of Paradise” with Ian Fitchuck and Peter Groenwald on a perfect spring day in East Nashville. I was having a pretty terrible week, and I wanted to...

Lessons from a nine year old girl

Let's be email friends First Name Last Name Email Address Sign Me Up! I spent most of Saturday at home in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains with my nine year old sister Megan. This weekend was a textbook perfect Virginia autumn weekend, so her choice of...

Enchanted forests are the best place to shoot videos

Dear World, I wanted to show the world (or a tiny percent of it) my new music in a unique way by creating videos that looked a little bit like stepping into an enchanted forest and chancing upon a band of musicians. Yes I could do the normal band in a studio thing,...

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