An Angelic Prescription for 2014: Sit & Stare

An Angelic Prescription for 2014: Sit & Stare

If you'd care to join me and see what comes of practicing a simple kind of stillness, please do! Whether it's once-in-a-while, once-a-week, once-a-day, or any other schedule, I'd love to hear about your experiences here.

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  • DIY Writing Prompts: Word Tickets!

    DIY Writing Prompts: Word Tickets!

    The idea of word tickets came from a writers' group Kevin and I attended a few years back, at which the host occasionally passed around a basket containing red "Admit One"-style tickets, on whose backs words from magazines had been pasted. And though the writing group itself didn't endure, the idea of those tickets stuck in my mind...

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  • Make lists. Not war. Workflowy part 2.

    Make lists. Not war. Workflowy part 2.

    In the last post, I introduced Workflowy: A wonderful outliner that promises to organize your brain. This is part 2 of the series.

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  • Make lists. Not war. Workflowy part 1.

    Make lists. Not war. Workflowy part 1.

    Recently, I discovered Workflowy. It’s a cloud-based outliner - a good one. It
    works the way you would expect. It’s searchable, desktop-tablet-mobile-friendly
    and... frictionless.

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  • Oh, To Be A Student Again

    Oh, To Be A Student Again

    What a pleasure it was to immerse ourselves in workshops about the craft and business of songwriting and recording music, taught by longtime industry veterans and some absolutely outstanding teachers. It felt like going back to college for a few blissful days, soaking in the knowledge, enthusiasm, and camaraderie of all the other (several thousand) attendees.

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  • West Coast Songwriters Conference 2013

    West Coast Songwriters Conference 2013

    We just got back from a wonderful weekend in Los Altos, CA for the 33rd Annual songwriting conference (yes, 33 years). We met some really awesome songwriters, performers and industry people. We heard some amazing music from many genres...

     

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  • From the Belly of the Beast...

    Greetings from the innermost chambers of Gadgetbox Studios in Santa Cruz, where Kevin and I have spent seven of the past nine days immersed in the creation of our second album. Such a complex, collaborative, and cool process!...

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  • New EP underway!

    Dear Friends! If you haven’t already heard through Kickstarter, Twitter, Facebook, or face-to-face -- our crowdfunding mission to create a new EP was a success!! And to top it off, because we went a tad over our goal we are going to be able to squeak a fifth song onto the album!...

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  • Lyrics to We Create the title track from our upcoming EP.

    Lyrics to We Create the title track from our upcoming EP.

    We Create: Music and lyrics by Kevin Smith and Deanna Ross
    VERSE: throw your hands in the air
    stomp your feet on the ground
    throw your body around
    you can dance, you can dance, you can dance...

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  • New music video! and Kickstarter update: 10 days to go!!

    New music video! and Kickstarter update: 10 days to go!!

    Hi Friends! First, join us if you're in the neighborhood this Saturday for our official CD Launch Party for Send Me A Sign!  We'll be performing from 7:30-9pm at beautiful Evolution Studio on Cannery Row, and  fundraising for the next album, "We Create". We’d love to see you there! Second, we wanted to let you know that we just launched a lyric video for Migration...

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