i grew up the daughter of a preacher, singing in the church choir and listening to everything from sandi patti to the eagles to they might be giants to kathleen battle. i went to school and studied classical music and as much as i love mozart and his requiem, i love joni and her dulcimer more. songs that have a meaning and a message that is as applicable to the human condition today as it will be 100 years from now i find to be the most powerful. music is lasting. i write and hope to make something good, something worth being remembered. i play the guitar. i write what i know and long to write what i don't yet know. i am trying to be better. at music. at life.