Being 50 is so strange. There are times when I feel like I am still trying to figure out what I want to do with my life. There are times when I feel like I am 25 with the world is still in front of me. Then, I look in the mirror and the lines on my face and the extra weight around my waist tell me the truth. I am now headed out of the woods. I am on the latter part of my life. I feel like I left so much on the table. I feel like, well, is this it? Is this all there is?
Then, I look at my 3 daughters and realize that I have already accomplished all of my dreams. I am a father and there is nothing better. My goal is to be here as long as they need me. To be a father as long as possible. I am actually living the dream.
Yeah, it’s a melodramatic post. But, it’s my reality and I love it. Is there anything better than being a mother or a father, I think not. I am still fighting for goals, making records, playing shows, writing and fighting to be better. But the dream, my ultimate goal, that was accomplished the day I became a father.
I am so glad I got to spend time with this amazing man. Eddie did a lot in his life, one he never stopped living. Longtime Atlanta-based pianist, vocalist, and Atlanta blues and jazz mainstay Eddie Tigner has died. Tigner was born in Macon, Georgia in 1926, and raised in Muhlenberg County, Kentucky. On August […]
One of the greatest moments of my life was when my Birth Daughter, Erika Rowell, found me on Facebook. It was a day 24 years in the making. Erika joins me on my podcast to tell our story. It’s a story with a remarkable beginning, middle and end. She has been in my life for 9 years now, and it has been a wonderful experience. She, as you will see, is a complete joy.
I have dealt with depression my whole life and the last few months have been particularly rough. Maybe it’s what I went thru with my daughter this summer that’s finally taking it’s toll. Maybe it’s the after effects of the breakup with my long time girlfriend. Maybe it’s just the fact that my chemical makeup […]
If I meet you for a date and you don’t look anything like your pic, you’re buying drinks for me until you do.
I might not be the best looking, or in the best shape, or the richest, I totally forgot where I was going with this! Anyway, happy Monday!
Well, this has been my most trying year as a father. So many times I felt like I had failed. I’ve always said, parenting is about consistency. 1 – Consistently being a good role model. I have 3 daughters, so my challenge is to treat them they way I want their husbands to treat them…that […]
A lot of people don’t realize that Shania Twain’s father, Mark, was actually a pretty good writer.
To know me enough to really get me you need to listen to the following 5 albums:
- Welcome to my Nightmare – Alice Cooper
- Gordon – Barenaked Ladies
- Bitches Brew – Miles Davis
- The Meantime – Randall Bramblett
- God Shuffled His Feet – Crash Test Dummies