Its been a long time hasn't it? I bet you're wondering what I'm up to. Well aside from the many personal firestorms that have ripped their way thru my life recently (just like you I'm sure) I've been ok. Seriously, I have taken some time to step back and focus and get myself together. Haven't written as much, definitely haven't performed as much. That doesn't mean I haven't been working on my craft though. Actually, I have some exciting things coming up that I will share as soon as they are confirmed. For example, I have a poem being published in a local magazine within the coming months, 2 contest entries that i'm very excited about, and a high school poetry workshop in the making with some of my favorite poets in Charlotte! I also had a chance to spread my wings and broaden my horizons a bit recently. I wrote and performed a personalized poem for a Disney Wedding and another for a 20th Anniversary. Why is that a big deal? Because I typically don't write love poems. Don't ask why. It's just not my thing. But I'm happy to say that they turned out very well and everyone was very pleased. I've been working on a number of musical projects (the number is 3 btw) that hopefully will be ready for early 2014. And I'm going to a jam session with my favorite band this weekend. I'm really kicking around the idea of doing a live jazz/poetry cd with this band if they'd be willing. So yeah, I've been pretty bad about updating this page, but I'm determined to get back in the swing. And hopefully a lot of exciting announcements in the near future.