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I meant to post this a week ago, but Life seems to continually get in my way. Maybe it is appropriate timing since yesterday was my brother's birthday and today is mine (we are Irish twins - born 364 days... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2015 at Miss Leslie
When any kind of catastrophe hits, "wrath of God" comments inevitably are made. The divine side of our humanity always looks for the answer of "Why?" We look around at destruction and as we try to start over, pick up... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2015 at Miss Leslie
My 5 year old daughter wakes up every morning jumping out of the door excited to see what the world has to offer her. Granted, she lives in a fantasy world most of the time – monsters surround us, passwords... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2015 at Miss Leslie
The stain on your shirt The lint on your dress The whites of your eyes The frown on your face The sweat on your nose The smell of your breath The sound of your voice They don't notice. . . . you. Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2015 at Poetry
I went to my second Astros game this season last night. I’ve watched baseball my whole life. My dad is an avid sports fan (and I mean all sports) and my very first job was working the concession stand at... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2014 at Miss Leslie
Voting ends July 31, 2014: http://musicawardspoll.houstonpress.com/ Thank you, Houston! Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2014 at Miss Leslie
I blogged a couple of years ago about one of those reality shows about junk. “One man’s junk is another man’s treasure”, right? My friend Jack Edwards is a collector. He loves antique cars and music. I love going to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2014 at Miss Leslie
I started running again this week. I forgot how much it centers me. Well, I think I just ignored it. . . . when I start off for a run, I walk to the end of my street where there... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2014 at Miss Leslie
I have studied the violin since I was 5. I don't mean I have played the violin. I don't mean I have played the fiddle. I mean I have STUDIED the violin since I was 5. There's NO WAY I... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2014 at Miss Leslie
I keep running into themes of faith and trust lately. . . . I think when I was growing up these concepts/elements of the human spirit seemed very black and white to me - things that either existed or they... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2014 at Miss Leslie
Kids and pools and diving boards. . . . diving boards are not as commonplace now. Everyone’s afraid of risk. Liability is such an issue that playgrounds don’t have swingsets. . . . sigh. I remember when you could break... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2013 at Miss Leslie
Some days I hate Vern Gosdin. "Is it Raining at Your House?", "Do You Believe Me Now?", "If You're Gonna Do Me Wrong, Do It Right?" and "Would These Arms Be In Your Way?" are songs that are easily accessible... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2013 at Miss Leslie
Sentimental me. Good and bad today all in one. Yesterday was my brother's birthday. Today is mine. He is struggling still. Life is so hard for him. I struggle to hear about it. Hard not to just break down. And... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2013 at Miss Leslie
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So here it is. Another snapshot in another time in my life. I have hopes for this one, just like I have had hopes for all of them. But at the end of the day, it is another collection of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2013 at Miss Leslie
I’ve learned 2 things about myself lately. I’m bored easily and I don’t like locked doors. Exercising has been an interesting development in my life. I never did it before – other than whatever I was forced to do in... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2013 at Miss Leslie
I always say my albums are snapshots in time – a picture of my life at the time I wrote the songs and/or made the recordings. . . . So I was at the end of a relationship. And I... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2013 at Miss Leslie
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When I really started letting go with my songwriting and writing the songs that would become the “Between the Whiskey and the Wine” album, my therapist said that she felt that the songs were a window into my subconscious and... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2013 at Miss Leslie
They say people drown because they give up. They simply do not believe that they can stay above the water. They believe they are powerless. And yet you hear about people surviving days afloat at sea. Why do we lose... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2013 at Miss Leslie
I believe that common themes occur in your life to lead you to lessons and answers if you will listen. Lately, I have encountered the recurring theme of individuality. My youngest son is 10 years old. He is a very... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2013 at Miss Leslie
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Hope: Believing in something that you can’t see. 2 weeks ago, I got a phone call that a colonoscopy found a cancerous tumor in my brother’s colon. The next day a CT scan showed tumors in the liver. The diagnosis... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2012 at Miss Leslie
DAY 2 Producer/Sound Engineer: Tommy Detamore Musicians: Piano – Floyd Domino Drums – Lisa Pankratz Guitar – Wayne “Animal” Turner Bass – Brad Fordham Our Drummer Du Jour is Lisa Pankratz, another ACE drummer. I have less trepidation today and... Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2012 at Miss Leslie
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DAY 1 Producer/Sound Engineer: Tommy Detamore Musicians: Piano – Floyd Domino Drums – Tom Lewis Guitar – Wayne “Animal” Turner Bass – Brad Fordham The first day of recording for me is a little intimidating - especially when you are... Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2012 at Miss Leslie
So I’ve been in an exercise regimen for awhile. I go to a class at the YMCA every day. It’s interesting what you discover at the back of the class. The back of any place is typically reserved for the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2012 at Miss Leslie
I wonder where my prayers went - The ones I prayed as a little girl. Did they talk to God? I wonder what he thought. I wonder what messages he sent back - Signs that I didn't see or overlooked because I ignored the world of my spirit. I wonder... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2012 at Poetry
I went thru a period of time from my 20s thru my 30s where I had few female friends in my life. Life for me was about work, church and family and little else. Starting my 40s has been rewarding... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2012 at Miss Leslie