• Life in thirds.

    In life, we encounter many threes. We talk about our “third act” – retirement (if you’re lucky enough to live for a while into retirement and have the money to actually retire). We talk about things (like deaths) coming in threes. We spent a third of our life working, a third sleeping, and a third […] Continue reading

  • A return to sanity and space for everyone.

    My new/old office is so peaceful that it’s almost a shame I have to work in it. The walls are a soft, medium teal. I have pillows arranged on the window seat, books on the shelves, and my G&L Blues Classic guitar hanging on the wall. I have both soft lighting, for when I want […] Continue reading

  • If I ran the world…

    …just my little corner of it, many things would be different. Of course I have big dreams of world peace, like many people do, but if we can’t even have peace within ourselves, how can we have peace in the world at large? No. If I ran the world, things would be different. My parents […] Continue reading

  • Wandering a bad neighborhood.

    May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and it always gets me thinking about all these people in my life whom I’ve lost or almost lost to brain dysfunction. Some of them were musicians I’ve never met, but they were in my life, whether they knew it or not. One of the causes I regularly give […] Continue reading

  • My life in music.

    That’s probably what my blog should be called, because it’s almost always a song that puts me in the mood to write! Songs were the first form of poetry I fell in love with. Dad was a musician, as were some of his nephews. My maternal grandfather (Edgar “Pat” Dimsdale) played a mean honky-tonk piano. […] Continue reading

  • The unquiet mind of Andrea Deluca.

    Over the last month or so, I’ve rewatched all of Grey’s Anatomy from the beginning. During that time, I once again lost O’Malley, Derek Shepherd, Sloan, “Little Grey” (Lexie), Cristina (not dead, but gone), Karev (aka, Evilspawn. also not dead), and others. Some I don’t miss, but others were like a punch in the gut. […] Continue reading

  • Sunday mornings.

    Grab a cup of coffee and join me for a little slice of life. Sunday mornings were predictable when I was young. You woke up to the smell of good coffee and breakfast cooking. You ate, got dressed, and went to church. You came home to the smell of a roast or a brisket in […] Continue reading

  • Shaking my confidence daily.

    Tomorrow and Tuesday I have very important parts to an interview process for an internal job at my company. It’s a job I’ve done quite competently at two other companies, but I’m shaking in my shoes. Why? I know I’ve been successful in this role before, but it’s been awhile. And since I last did […] Continue reading

  • Wherever you go, there you are.

    When you look back at everything in your past, both good and bad, what do you see? Do you see that life was preparing you for certain things, or do you think it was all good or bad luck? Why is it easier to believe in luck or fate as opposed to believing in a […] Continue reading

  • Decisions, decisions.

    Why is it so hard to make choices in life? Do you think it’s because we have so many options? Car colors, homes, even cities. Where do we want to be? What do we want our surroundings to look like? How many shades of aqua do we want to layer in a room? I had […] Continue reading