I AM I am a musician (fiddler, violinist, violist), teacher, composer and writer. I have degrees in Music History (Wright State University), Music Composition (Carnegie Mellon), and Ethnomusicology (University of Limerick in Ireland). I am also trained in the Montessori method of early childhood education. I have learned so much from my teachers, and my students, and try to stay grounded. My interests include religion (man’s connection to God), philosophy (the search for truth, and wisdom), education, animals, and more. I started this page to deal with the grief of loosing my family, but it has become more to me, just a place to show my thoughts and feelings. I enjoy seeing other blogs, and the variety of topics is cool, neat, etc. I hope to grow as a writer by keeping this blog. Pictures are of me, my band Blackthorn and Laurel, and me teaching.