Monthly Archives: December 2021

Songs of Will T. Massey — “Once Upon Forever”

Another song from Will’s 2016 release, The Weathering. I had heard him play some of the songs before, but this was a new one that didn’t catch my ear quickly. But I knew Will never included anything by accident. I’d … Continue reading

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Songs of Will T. Massey — “It’s Midnight All Day Long”

Will wrote this signature song during the LA production sessions for his debut MCA album, Will T. Massey. As he would point out later, the lyrics clearly reflected some of the storms inside his mind as he rode a rocket … Continue reading

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5 Years Later —Still Missing Will

It’s been 5 years since I last heard from my cousin,  Will T. Massey. He had already reduced contact during the prior year as he started slipping back into the shadows of his schizophrenia. He would call or text me … Continue reading

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A Christmas Collection

Merry Christmas, everyone! ‘Tis the season for Christmas music and Christmas movies and more, so here’s a few suggested reruns from the back porch of Christmas past. Our Favorite Christmas Movies (2019) Goodness knows there are Christmas movies a-plenty to … Continue reading

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Planting Shade Trees

“A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in.” – Greek Proverb My friend, Brad Rowland, just made Forbes magazine for his efforts at rural revitalization.  as “part landlord, part cheerleader and … Continue reading

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Songs of Will T. Massey — “A Little Bit of a Heartbreaker”

One of Will’s “iPhone” releases — he talked of releasing a compilation of the dozen or so rough tracks he had shared with a few friends via email while living on a ranch near San Angelo in 2014. While the … Continue reading

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Granddad Loses a Leg

I have very few specific memories of my grandfather, G. M. C. Massey. He was very old when I was very young and he lived hundreds of miles away in San Angelo, so we only visited infrequently. I don’t even … Continue reading

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Making the Sausage for a Soft Skills Challenge (Part 2)

Acknowledgment & plug: All of the work shared on this blog yesterday and today are derived from the work of Dan Roam and most specifically, his new book, The Pop-Pitch: The Two-Hour Creative Sprint to the Most Persuasive Presentation of … Continue reading

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Sneak a Peek at Making Some Soft Skills Sausage (Part 1)

Like literal and proverbial sausage-making and law-making, crafting a new approach to helping people learn consists of a lot of messy first steps. Generally, these are invisible to any intended audience, but I’m about to share some messy thoughts, pictures, … Continue reading

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Short Shot of Shawn Colvin

“If there were no music, Then I could not get through…” We’re headed up to Colorado Springs today to see Shawn Colvin in concert tonight.  Several years ago, she admitted she preferred sharing a stage with another singer-songwriter over solo … Continue reading

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