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Opening Day

Here in the Midwest, the first really nice day has an almost sacred sort of quality to it. When the thermometer creeps above 60, it compels Midwestern homeowners to journey outside and commune with their little piece of earth. There’s … Continue reading

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The Weight: Coping with COVID-19

“I’ve never seen anything like this” is a common refrain I’ve heard over this past week or so. In grocery store aisles, in phone conversations, on social media feeds, the disruption of our day-to-day lives has been the surprise of … Continue reading

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Weary and Wary: A Musician’s Perspective on COVID-19

I think, for me, everything changed in less than an hour. About 9:30 PM (Eastern) on Wednesday, March 11th, we were hit with a ridiculous stream of previously unthinkable events. Our President, addressing the nation about a worldwide pandemic, and … Continue reading

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Wintertime Tour: Week Five – It’s All About Love

Hey everyone! Once again, Brian here. My wife and I are currently on a two month tour across America, playing music, (we’re The Wallens) camping out, and seeking adventure along the way. Here’s where we’ve been in the last week or … Continue reading

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Wintertime Tour: Week Four – An Attitude of Gratitude

Hey everyone! Once again, Brian here. My wife and I are currently on a two month tour across America, playing music, (we’re The Wallens) camping out, and seeking adventure along the way. Here’s where we’ve been in the last week … Continue reading

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The Dozen: My Favorite Albums of the 2010’s

The 2010’s will probably always stand as the most impactful decade on my life. In terms of personal development, it would be hard to surpass all of the changes that happened during the past ten years. This is the decade … Continue reading

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Success

I woke up early this morning, as is often the case on weekdays. I’m a morning person at heart, with a job that has me working nights and weekends. On my days off, I start reaching for that first cup … Continue reading

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What Killed the Music Biz?

Apple recently announced that it is shutting down iTunes (for Mac users) and focusing support on Apple Music. The reasoning is simple; most people don’t actually purchase music anymore, and the idea of an iTunes library has become antiquated. This … Continue reading

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The Real Thing

As I get older, I find myself withdrawing more and more from popular music. I know that I’m far from alone there, but I can’t do it. With the exception of a small handful of artists like Chris Stapleton, (and … Continue reading

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On Exclusion and Love

Let me start by admitting that the world doesn’t need another opinion on what just happened at the United Methodist General Conference. With so many people hurting over this situation, it’s tough to know just what to say. I believe … Continue reading

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