New Mexico State bowl win, season a lesson in faith

You’d think that for me, as a University of Oklahoma alum and diehard Oklahoma Sooners fan, the 2017 college football season would be remembered mostly from Ohio State to an … Continue reading New Mexico State bowl win, season a lesson in faith

This YouTuber kills it with a Casio on ‘Cheat Codes’

My dad used to tell me you’re only as good as the piano you’re playing on. Tell that to Stefan Abingdon — ST£FAN — on YouTube, whose fine work I … Continue reading This YouTuber kills it with a Casio on ‘Cheat Codes’

5 things I learned as a YouTube creator in 2017

I have not mastered YouTube, not close — but every week I get a little better at it. So, I wanted to share with you what I learned about YouTube in 2017. Maybe you’ll find one or two helpful tidbits in here.

So, I bought a new car …

There are lots of things I’d rather do than go through the process of buying a new car, too many to count. Heck, it seems to me some enterprising entrepreneur … Continue reading So, I bought a new car …

How to play the piano for beginners, Lesson 1

I’ve played the piano since I was four years old, which means I’ve been at it for 43 years. Along the way, I’ve written hundreds of songs, some of them … Continue reading How to play the piano for beginners, Lesson 1

Review: RENT’s Oklahoma City production a worthwhile 20th anniversary tribute

It was the musical that made Broadway cool again, as one reviewer put it. RENT opened 21 years ago, and I was among the lucky who got to see it … Continue reading Review: RENT’s Oklahoma City production a worthwhile 20th anniversary tribute

‘Oliver!,’ ‘Rock of Ages’: Stage productions with Oklahoma flavor

I wouldn’t consider myself a theatre geek. Instead, I’m somebody who enjoys anything that happens on a stage: plays, musicals, dance, orchestra, concerts, you name it. I’m a musician, and … Continue reading ‘Oliver!,’ ‘Rock of Ages’: Stage productions with Oklahoma flavor

3 Albuquerque highlights: UNM football, Old Town, Sandia Peak

My first trip through New Mexico came 20 years ago when some friends and I drove straight through the Land of Enchantment to Las Vegas for a buddy’s wedding. All … Continue reading 3 Albuquerque highlights: UNM football, Old Town, Sandia Peak

RIP, Robert Guillaume: A look at 2 Isaac Jaffe moments – the trust monologue, Confederate flag speech

Legendary stage and television actor Robert Guillaume died today at the age of 89. Children of the 1970s knew him as Benson DuBois from the ABC TV shows “Soap” and … Continue reading RIP, Robert Guillaume: A look at 2 Isaac Jaffe moments – the trust monologue, Confederate flag speech

Health & Fitness: Can you lose weight with a walking-only exercise regimen?

I’m a runner insomuch that I enjoy running. To me, it is not a chore; it is respite from a day’s stress. I have gone weeks where I run 4-5 … Continue reading Health & Fitness: Can you lose weight with a walking-only exercise regimen?

Cover + Chords: Learn how to play Gino Vannelli’s “I Just Wanna Stop”

Listening to my favorite Yacht Rock radio station yesterday, SiriusXM’s 311, on the SiriusXM app, I heard Gino Vannelli’s “I Just Wanna Stop,” a No. 4 hit here in the … Continue reading Cover + Chords: Learn how to play Gino Vannelli’s “I Just Wanna Stop”