Topic: Random Thoughts

Getting Happy

Written on January 4, 2013 at 5:09 am, by

There is an emerg­ing sci­ence of get­ting hap­py. Researchers are study­ing what brings hap­pi­ness, and they’re find­ing pat­terns and sim­i­lar­i­ties in the behav­iors of hap­py peo­ple that can be repro­duced in depressed peo­ple with pos­i­tive results that are bet­ter than anti­de­pres­sants, and with no expense or side effects. The old say­ing “Stop and smell the  Con­tin­ue Reading

Joe is playing next week!

Written on June 30, 2012 at 11:12 pm, by

It’s always good to hear live music…here’s a chance for July 6th (that’s a cor­rec­tion — I had orig­i­nal­ly put  June 6th!): My name is Joe Miller and I will be giv­ing a con­cert of solo clas­si­cal gui­tar music at The Grange, July 6 at 7:30pm. I am in col­lab­o­ra­tion with my grand­fa­ther Joe Miller  Con­tin­ue Reading

One year old! XYZ Movements Arts looks ahead with Open House on Saturday.…

Written on January 5, 2012 at 11:32 pm, by

Remem­ber last year ’round this time when Cyn­thia Burke got XYZ Move­ment Arts under­way with a hand­ful of yoga, zum­ba, and move­ment class­es? (You can check the web­site for upcom­ing class­es & events here.) Well, now she and her teach­ers are cruis­ing into their sec­ond year full speed, and they invite you over to an  Con­tin­ue Reading

Looking ahead, looking behind.…

Written on January 1, 2012 at 2:49 am, by

One of the songs I almost always sing each new year is Both Sides, Now by Joni Mitchell…seems like a good time to share it, now, as you & I move into the won­der­ful chances for lov­ing, shar­ing, and heal­ing that are ours to embrace & make hap­pen in the days ahead. Dreams & schemes…let’s go!  Con­tin­ue Reading

New Year’s resolution? Same as last year’s.

Written on January 1, 2012 at 1:45 am, by

Thanks to Jes­si­ca Nagy, Indexed.

Give yourself to love.…

Written on August 30, 2011 at 1:24 am, by

This lit­tle video that Devon Schwinge shot of me singing my favorite song on my favorite island is clos­ing in on 10,000 views (and lis­tens)… it hum­bles me to think that Kate Wolf’s beau­ti­ful song has touched that many more hearts. Thanks for lis­ten­ing! And…give your­self to love.…

It’s coming on Wednesday at the San Juan County Fair — the Trashion Fashion Show!

Written on August 15, 2011 at 9:05 am, by

I heard there were over 18 peo­ple entered & ready to go late last week (so, at least 19, hey), so it looks like peo­ple are get­ting ready for this year’s show! It’ll be Wednes­day night at the San Juan Coun­ty Fair — see you there! To get you in the mood, here’s the port­fo­lio of  Con­tin­ue Reading

You’re not alone…

Written on August 11, 2011 at 6:39 am, by

Just played this at a wed­ding, so I reck­on it’s run­ning ’round in my head a bit.…let’s share that, hey — here’s Car­ole King’s song, by James Taylor…and you have a friend, you know:

Morning song…time to get going!

Written on August 5, 2011 at 5:27 am, by

Sweet Hon­ey in the Rock has been singing for over three decades, and when they sing “Let There Be Peace” you know you have a great day ahead:

The Monsters of Folk.…

Written on July 18, 2011 at 7:17 am, by

Have you heard these guys? Here’s a song you might like called “Temaz­cal”.…

It’s time for you to ZIP!!!!

Written on July 10, 2011 at 11:59 pm, by

You know, this is their first sum­mer, but the good folks at Zip San Juan make it look and feel like they’re are old pros at this stuff. Pat and Stel­la are two of the most cheer­ful folks you’ll ever meet, and they make a fun expe­ri­ence exhil­a­rat­ing. I love hang­ing around them (which takes  Con­tin­ue Reading

A song for the summer.…

Written on July 10, 2011 at 11:31 pm, by

I know you’ve heard it before, but after you hear it this morn­ing, you’ll be singing it all day, today — here’s Chad & Jere­my with “Sum­mer Song” from the six­ties, and from this morning.…

A movie not to be missed…

Written on July 8, 2011 at 5:36 am, by

You have a super chance to see this tonight at the Com­mu­ni­ty The­atre — it’s the Fri­day Har­bor pre­miere show­ing of Rob Michaan’s doc­u­men­tary ‘Cut Poi­son Burn.’ If can­cer has touched your life, then this will help fill in some of the gaps in under­stand­ing you may have.… The show is at 7pm, with dona­tions to  Con­tin­ue Reading

Give yourself to love…

Written on July 7, 2011 at 7:18 am, by

If you’ve hung around just a lit­tle bit, you know that Give Your­self to Love is Kate Wolf’s beau­ti­ful ode to the the way love works… I love this song, and hope you like this ver­sion by Kathy Mat­tea in a record­ing she made for the Seva Foundation.…

Sailing to the Southern Cross.…

Written on June 30, 2011 at 10:53 pm, by

Always loved this song, and there are enough of us on the island who would rather be out on the water than anything…sing along with Cros­by, Stills, and Nash:

It’s just a normal day.…

Written on June 27, 2011 at 7:41 pm, by

This is one of those vids you’re gonna watch & then for­ward to your friend who has 650 Face­book friends, all of whom will think you’re the cool one for find­ing it for them. There, I did that for you. Check it out.