I’ve updated the header of this blog from ‘notes on a musical, poetic and ordinary life’ to ‘notes from an ordinary poet who likes traveling and music.’ It seems more appropriate to what is true these days.
I am a poet. In my younger days I was quite prolific and produced a lot of work. But then other things took over and reduced my ability (and sometimes desire) to write as often as I did. But it’s still there, some days more than others, but it’s always there. I consider myself ‘ordinary’ in the best way possible though I like to think some things I do are extraordinary. But otherwise my family is a constant in my life, and they do keep things interesting. I’m more than a year out of a 15+ year significant relationship. I moved to a downtown apartment for a drastic change of pace and love it.
One of my goals with my new single life was to travel more. Before the relationship, I feel like I traveled quite a bit, doing road trips to Taos or flying to Seattle. Early on in the relationship I would join him for many road trips that he made for his job (musician) with the occasional flights to other destinations, usually for work (Chicago, Atlanta). In September 2015, I traveled with my mom & sister to Barcelona, Spain which was extremely special. Every day was magical, and it sparked a new fire. Since then, I’ve visited New Orleans, Austin, Savannah, Ann Arbor, the Outer Banks, made multiple trips to LA (parents) and Utah (sister), with plans for more in the future (Austin and Taos again).
I enjoy live music, mostly made by the amazing musicians who are doing their thing here in San Diego. I lean toward the acoustic singer/songwriter scene and have made many friends within that scene. I used to host (2000-2008) one of San Diego’s premier house concerts that I called Meeting Grace.
I work with words for a living and try to keep a song in my heart.