Be still, head! It’s winter!

In this house we try to live with the seasons as much as we can. That is not very hard when you’re living in the forest, because the seasons are always in your face (take that literally in the fall, when you are torpedoed with round after round of acorns and chestnuts falling down. On your head).

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Studio musings

Eleven years ago, I went into the studio to record an album. I had written just about a handful of songs, was fresher-than-fresh as a songwriter and as green as the first patch of grass in spring – and I had no idea what I wanted, how I wanted it to sound, or who I was for that matter.

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Weekly Notes #12 – Curtains

With the holidays behind us, our family has been busy implementing our New Year’s resolutions to make our life as simple as possible in 2018. This requires a lot of letting go – sometimes a sad and painful process and sometimes something to look forward to, but always challenging. Vulnerable. Also exciting.

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Weekly Notes #10 – Als je de stilte bewaart

Never could I have imagined how it would touch me to experience first-hand what it means to raise a child with disabilities, both practically and emotionally, as well as socially. To witness the resilience, joy, stamina and love of these children and their parents and their siblings, throughout all their hardships and sometimes downright suffering, was life changing for me.

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Weekly Note #9

It was kind of a ‘thing’ for me, committing myself to my music, for better and for worse. That is why I got slightly frustrated when I started noticing that my voice tired quicker and more often, and my throat started hurting after singing and even after conversations and book time with my son. WTF?

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