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New Thoughts On An Old Song You’ve Never Heard

New Thoughts On An Old Song You’ve Never Heard

Dear World, I was digging through some demos, and I stumbled upon this old version of “Fall Alone”. When I released the “You’re Not Alone” EP in 2014, we decided on an upbeat version of this song and passed on the slower, more sentimental version. Maybe I’ve become...

The Blog is Back! 5 Survival Skills For This Winter

The Blog is Back! 5 Survival Skills For This Winter

Dear World, It has been too long! I don't know why I stopped writing. I think for the last few months I have been processing all of this and trying to make sense of it all. My conclusion is that it doesn't quite make sense. As a melancholic I often struggle with...

Suffering and Beauty: The Story Behind My New Music

Suffering and Beauty: The Story Behind My New Music

Dear World,  Dad had a business trip in North Carolina this week, so we took his perfectly clean CRV (as opposed to my less than perfectly clean CRV) and drove down to Burlington together to record the last four songs of my new album. I always feel fifteen when I...

The Trouble with Making Plans

The Trouble with Making Plans

Dear World, Plans. I write down in dark, black ink plans over a bright, pink planner to map out my week like its my own. The true thing is that life often comes and wrecks our perfectly laid out plans. Our stories often twist and turn in directions we hoped we never...

I miss tea by the fire

I miss tea by the fire

Dear World,  I have always loved an adventure story. Books like The Lord of the Rings, The Chronicles of Narnia, and even the well known fairytales invoke in us a sense of adventure. These stories inspire us with the courage to...

Spring Forward

Spring Forward

Dear World,  Last night I was looking up at the sky thinking and dreaming with only the company of two or three stars and an airplane (thanks Nashville light pollution), and I was just overwhelmed with gratitude and hope.  This fall and winter were easily...

DONT BE AFRAID OF THE FOREST

DONT BE AFRAID OF THE FOREST

Dear World, Fairy tales often involve forests. In these thick, dark places it is easy to lose heart, easy to lose hope, easy to forget your way. Life often involves forests too. There are times in life when self-doubt, fear, grief, confusion seem to hover over us like...

What I learned from Kevin Bacon reading the bible

What I learned from Kevin Bacon reading the bible

Dear World, There I was flipping through the channels in a Renaissance hotel in Newark, NJ bracing myself for a little sleep, an early morning, and a long day of travel afterwards. Suddenly my heart stops as my thumb clicks to CMT. Kevin Bacon is playing Ren McCormack...

It’s Good To Have a Taste for Traveling Alone

It’s Good To Have a Taste for Traveling Alone

Dear World, For the first time in fifteen years I am officially an independent artist. My record label and I parted ways this summer on perfectly peaceful terms. The employees in that building watched me grow up (literally), and I will be forever grateful for the...

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