Welcome to my world; and to the life of a work-in-process “experience junkie” making a trek from “trained killer” to “spiritual warrior,” where peace of mind, creativity and joy have been tasted and celebrated.
Born and raised in Northwestern Ohio farm country, my hometown was Sherwood, population 500. Life as a kid found me sweeping the floor and waiting on customers in the family owned hardware store. Read More

Daily Quotes



We can unleash the artist within!

“Upon the fields of friendly strife are sown the seeds that upon other fields, on other days, will bear the fruits of victory.”
– General Douglas MacArthur, in the context of Army Black Knights football.

 “Life is the dancer, and you are the dance.”
– Eckart Tolle

 “To play a wrong note is insignificant. To play without passion is inexcusable.”
-Ludwig Van Beethoven

 “When we are able to deliberately quiet the mind of words and beliefs; and when we are free of words and beliefs, we transition beyond the insatiable ego, reveal the artist within, and experience joy through peace of mind and perfect oneness.”
-John Edwin DeVore

 “We cannot teach people anything; we can only help them discover it within themselves.”
-Galileo Galilei

“You can’t calm the storm, so stop trying. What you can do is calm yourself. The storm will pass.”
-Timber Hawkeye

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