Apologies for the silence

Hello, all.

It’s been an unusual month and a half, with lots of ups and downs (on the pleasant side, it’s recently been more ups!).

I promise I’ll be getting back to writing more regularly soon.

I may be getting a management position at an area store soon, and that would give me a bit more schedule stability and time to work on some music musings.

Thank you for your patience, and for giving me reads!


Something new, and staying in touch

A selection of vinyl and CDs
Some music I bought in August 2013.

Hi there!

One of the great passions of my life is music. From 2014 through Nov. 17 of this year (2016), I had the good fortune of being a music columnist for the St. Cloud Times. Over that span, I was blessed to be able to write about new releases, old favorites and to go into some depth on ideas and feelings I had about music.

Friday, Nov. 4, 2016, was my last day as a staffer with the St. Cloud Times. I wish the newspaper and all the fine folks at Times Media the very best. I spent 12 years and one month with the company, I made many strong friendships, I met my wife there, I was given the opportunity to do a lot of different kinds of work, things I’ve never tried before. And being a music columnist was one of the most enjoyable and personally rewarding opportunitiesbeing a music columnist was one of the most enjoyable and personally rewarding opportunities. I’m grateful.


Please check out my last two columns for the Times around Nov. 10 and Nov. 17. The former is about the upcoming Pink Floyd box set (“The Early Years”) and the latter is me talking about last songs and saying thank you. They’ll be available online on the entertainment section of the Times’ website.

Though I’m still trying to determine what my next chapter will be, as I look for my next job(s) and forge a new path, I still have my passion for music. And I was asked by friends, colleagues and Times readers if I would still write about music and get it out there, somehow, somewhere.

You folks have no idea how much that means to me.

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