MORNING HAPPINESS: Hi there, buddy!

Good morning everybody.  Thanks for all the well wishes and support the last two days.  I’m feeling a bit better this morning. Here’s our morning happiness for today: Today is voice lesson day, which I really need.  It’s become one of the highlights of my week.  I love how much my students seem to enjoy [Read More...]

MORNING HAPPINESS: Michaelyn holding a hedgehog.

Good morning all. I’m going to be honest, I’m still kind of a wreck from yesterday.  It’s hard for me to find the motivation to do much right now.  Fighting depression is a long process.  I had enjoyed several good days in a row and general success around situations that would’ve set me off a [Read More...]

MORNING HAPPINESS: Cheetah waking up a puppy.

Don’t you know it’s time to play? Sorry I wasn’t around at all this weekend.  Michaelyn and I journeyed to Burlington to watch some of my private students in their high school play (they killed it!).  Then on Sunday we went to Kansas City Oasis and hung out with other Oasians for the rest of [Read More...]

MORNING HAPPINESS: Restaurant owner reaches out to feed a homeless person.

This story renewed some of my faith in humankind: Ashley Jiron, a sandwich shop owner in Warr Acres, Oklahoma, one day found that someone had torn open the shop’s trash bags and taken out some food from the dumpster behind her building, according to TV station KFOR. Instead of ignoring it, she put out a sign [Read More...]

MORNING HAPPINESS: Dog found the best pillow ever.

I want a tubby cat who lets me use it as a pillow: Yesterday was a solid day of progress with my voice students.  Working with my private voice students has been such a fulfilling experience. But most of all it reminds me of how much Pearl, my first voice teacher, taught me. It also [Read More...]

MORNING HAPPINESS: Not so fast, kid.

A thief! View post on Some of the comments on that image are hilarious: And so began the sordid tale of Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd… Also, that rooster saw the whole thing and didn’t lift a talon.  I wonder if it’s the rooster from yesterday… Today is voice lessons, so I’ll be cutting [Read More...]

MORNING HAPPINESS: Guess who doesn’t give a f***.

This rooster.  That is who doesn’t give a fuck: [Read more...]

MORNING HAPPINESS: Best owner ever.

This cat has found the best owner of all time: he never stops holding the cat. [Read more...]

MORNING HAPPINESS: Happy birthday, Carly.

A few weeks ago I was contacted by a chap named Josh who apparently really loves his girlfriend, Carly.  Carly is an atheist activist with an upcoming birthday, so Josh wanted to get a bunch of her atheist heroes to wish her happy birthday in a video.  This is the result (I’m in at 6:38 [Read More...]


I’m back.  For the record, the high school where I give private voice lessons is 75 minutes away, so lots of driving back and forth for me the last couple of days.  But oh man, is it rewarding work.  I love helping a student to give good energy on stage and becoming fascinated by it. [Read More...]