One Last Good-bye MP3 stream
A first love dies an anguished death. Nothing hurts quite like
the realization that it is over, gone, and never coming back.
Hector MP3 stream
Parents bring their children to the health department every day,
where I work as a Public Health Nurse. I see the work of "taggers
everywhere, and hear about drive-by shootings.. As I think about
the violence in so many lives, I remember all the men and women
who have fought in wars to keep Americans free, some giving their
lives in the effort. To see young people killing each other over
"turf," is heartbreaking. Hector has dreams of a better
Her Time Is Her Own MP3 stream
When we reach a place in our lives that is comfortable, or safe,
time tends to go on without us. Sometimes we put off doing things
that would help us grow. Sometimes, we just get tired.
One of Those Faces MP3
People mistake identities all
the time, sometimes with humorous results. This story is about
one such encounter.
Peter' Dream MP3 stream
Many fathers start businesses, hoping to pass on to their sons
a source of security and pride. This is the story of one man,
and the two sons who did not share his dream. They went on to
forge their own bright careers. Their Father is proud.
Colors of Survival MP3 stream
This song was started after the earthquake in Kobe, Japan, and
finished after the bombing in Oklahoma. The resilience of people,
coupled with the regeneration of nature, are continual sources
of amazement to me. They reinforce my faith, and remind me that
all things are part of a plan, even if we do not see the grand
Ouija Board MP3 stream
Child abuse has gone on since long before it became a cause for
public outcry. Children have coped, some better than others.
Some grow up to be keepers of secrets they do not know they possess.
Unless, or until, something reminds them.
Believing the Lie MP3 stream
Anyone who has dealt with an unfaithful lover, a "chemically
challenged" friend or family member, or a teenager, will
appreciate this song. Lies destroy relationships.
Union Promises MP3 stream
When the County of Orange went bankrupt, the union made a lot
of noise about how it was going to protect members. It sent letters
to those who are not members, predicting "your job may be
in jeopardy." and urging membership to ensure job security.
I never did join... and I still have my job. So this captures
how I feel about unions.
Obsessions MP3 stream
There are people in the world who make an impression on us, even
when we would like to forget them. Once in awhile, we find ourselves
musing on their fate; & we hover between wondering if they
got what they deserved, and hoping they didn't.
Tell the Story MP3 stream
The week before Christmas, only three people showed up for choir
practice - the minister, the mandolin player, and me. I had started
this song, and shared it with them. That night, we finished it.
A minister comes in handy for details, like, the shepherds left
their flocks, they did not bring the sheep with them. The whole
event was unusual; people did and saw extraordinary things that
night. Our mandolin player had a way with questions and rhymes,
which helped build on the theme of a child asking for more details
about the little baby boy and his mother. A fitting lullaby for
To Protect and Serve MP3 stream
Although I never met this man,
I attended his funeral because his wife is a colleague of mine.
People stood in the back, because the seats in the huge church
were filled. A platoon of "motors" (motorcycle police)
accompanied the family car. People spoke about a beloved colleague,
devoted father and husband, valued friend. I wrote this in his
memory, and for all public safety professionals who risk their
lives to keep order in a chaotic world.
Amazing Grace MP3 stream
This testimony to God's love and
salvation closes all of my programs. These are gifts of grace:
to sing, write songs, share them with people, have people say
that my words and music touch them. I am blessed to be able to
share these gifts.