“Berkeley crafts his songs like watercolor paintings.
Intimate and introspective, his gentle yet colorful melodies are graceful and resonate long after the last note fades.”

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Transcendent Songs. Unforgettable Stories.



Pepper – An Apology

For the avid readers of this blog, or as avid as a bimonthly (and sadly, I’m using the every-other-month meaning of the word as opposed to the twice-a-month meaning…what a worthless word) post would allow, you may recall my relatively recent critique of the spice commonly known as pepper. At the time I wrote said …

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The Lending Library

At some point in May, I got the notion to build a little free library box in front of our house. You may have come across one of these beauties. They exist mainly in blue states, or blue pockets of red states. They are handmade libraries set out in neighborhoods for folks to come and …

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“Shelter” on the TF1

Admittedly, part of the reason for writing is just to check out how to do a blog post on this here new website. Soon, I will write a more in depth post about building our little free library box with my boys. But for now, I just wanted to share the footage from Ep 2 …

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Is That Your Blue Prius?

When someone asks if “that is your blue Prius parked outside?” it’s rarely good news. You know, if you hear them calling a license plate number out over a loudspeaker in a store or an airport or a dentist office, it’s not like the Pick 6. You don’t want the number to be yours. You’re …

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Think of the Pioneers

(The path to the gig…what you can’t see is the wind.) A long overdue post coming to you from my kitchen in Santa Fe. I just returned home from a quick tour in the upper midwest. Chicago, the middle of Wisconsin and the eastern shore of Lake Michigan, to be exact. The astute among you …

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Chin Up

Yesterday I found myself teetering atop a metal patio chair, a seven-pound sawzall in my hand and maybe 200 yards of daisy-chained extension chord trailing behind me. I had decided to trim the wooden fence between our yard and our neighbor’s (for those of you wondering, I wisely chose not to use my axe). It …

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The Kick

Of late this here blog has become more about my mishaps around the house and the yard than about the sky or, hey here’s an idea, music. And in fact this past week could warrant a lengthy post on the same. I removed a pyracantha bush last week (also known as, I learned later, the …

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Autumn Leaves / Winter Winds

Driving the sixty miles home from the Albuquerque Airport (or Sunport as it’s been somewhat annoyingly named) back to Santa Fe is always a shock to my system. On “paper” (now known as wikipedia), Albuquerque has about the same population as Atlanta. But unlike Atlanta, which seems to sprawl almost into Tennessee, once you leave …

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Salt and Pepper

A warning to you, kind reader: this blog entry has nothing to do with fatherhood, music, skies or anything else that other posts have considered. If those are the only topics you care to read me ramble on about, read no further. But if you’ve long wondered about my opinions on the controversial relationship between …

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A Brief Word on Train Travel

In the past few weeks I’ve had the distinct privilege of riding the rails through England, Belgium, Germany, France, Holland and these United States of America. If I knew an anthropologist, I might propose a study of cultural difference seen through the windows of the various moving trains. Instead, this hastily written blog will have …

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