Every day, I write, filling many bits of paper and memo pads with my thoughts on a variety of topics. I considered these scraps as a songwriter would their music, and I didn’t want them to simply sit in a file folder collecting dust only to be thrown away when I am gone. I don’t want my music to die within me.
I have always considered myself a seed-spreader, planting small thoughts or feelings in others, hoping they will catch hold and grow. So, for the past year, I have been working with my editor on taking my writings and sorting them into a collection. We decided a chapbook series would work well—a short, pamphlet-style book featuring poetry and essays covering a particular topic. The five topics my collection, some Music in the Noise, will cover are Currently Eventful, Spiritual Potpourri, Clarity of Chaos and Confusion, Updates on Timeless Truths, and Humor.
With the state of the world today, it felt only right to start with Currently Eventful. And today is the launch of the first volume. You can pick up the paperback on Amazon now. The ebook version will be available in a couple of weeks.
I try to maintain a positive outlook. As I state in the introduction: “Times such as these ask us all to take a chance on our own basic goodness and common decency and trust that it is real, alive, and not a scam. And that it is needed in this world, needed to be brought forth, courageously, compassionately, and continually.”
We hope to publish future volumes on a regular basis, which as you can see, may impact regular postings on this site, but I will keep you updated here for future developments.
I hope you’ll pick up a copy today and begin sharing your music and spreading your seed-songs.