Aww yeah. I'd tap that. -g
Last week, I published the newest issue of my monthly newsletter, The Wonderful World of Gordon, (also known as "The WWoG"). So now that all of my subscribers have seen it, I've decided to do something I've never done before.
Over the next week, I will be posting links to the issue on all of my websites and social media. This issue is a very special one and shares a whole lot about the relationship that my father and I had. Many of you know that my father passed away recently, and I wanted to share my story with a wider group of friends, fans, and colleagues.
This will be the first and only time I will be publicly sharing The WWoG since it is only intended for subscribers.
Without further ado, click HERE to see this issue.
It's been a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend, and it's a beautiful morning here in Nashville. I've been sipping on coffee in my Starbucks coffee cup (I'm a big fan of the very pretty mermaid logo), listening to music, reading a book, and eating delicious leftovers from the big fancy feast. I hope your day is just as sweet and and relaxing. Here's a video to celebrate a beautiful morning. This is a gorgeous video and song by Oren Lavie. Her Morning Elegance . . . Today, I am grateful for a bright sun in the sky, the low rumble of a cello that lingers in the air, and warm drinks on cold mornings. What are you grateful for? -Gordon
Last Saturday, my family held a memorial service for my Auntie Mary Lou. After an admirable battle against the onslaught of leukemia, she passed away on the morning of October 12, 2012.
All of my life, I have been a carnivore. I am a meatlover in every fiber of my being. You name it. I love it!!
Please accept my apologies for the long delay in posting here at WPR. I've been busy raising funds for my new album project among several other things, but I'm back.
I am currently working out a way to blog directly from my Windows phone, and so, this will create greater ease and much more regular posting.
So now, on to my new post . . .
I have to admit that summer in the southern half of the United States is my least favorite time of the year. I am not a fan of extreme heat. This year, we had our share of 100 degree days during the month of July.
It was gross. Just gross.
It was a beautiful day, and it didn't take much to create wonderful memories.
All we needed was a happy place . . .
Tables for delicious food . . .
There's just a few things I wanted to update folks on. Finally, there are several things brewing in my world.
Plans are in motion to raise funds for my new album starting on August 1. There will be regular updates for this on my website and facebook pages. In the next few days, I'll be unveiling much more about the online campaign at indiegogo.
Here is the first promo video for this fundraising project. That's me drawing the heart, and the song you hear is from my album Seahorses. It's called Pale Sunshine.
Enjoy . . .
I get it. We're busy. We're all busy. Some of us get up super early in the morning to head out for a long commute and work all day. Others of us have kids and have no free time whatsoever.
There is often so much to do just to make ends meet. Later in the day, there's dinner to prepare and eat, clean up afterwards, and the onslaught of fatigue and laziness before the eventual complete takeover of sleep.
I get it, and I understand. However, I have consciously chosen not to be enslaved by all my responsibilities and daily time constraints. This choice does not mean that I've gone awol from my life and joined a commune or buddhist sanctuary somewhere (though the thought has occurred to me). It means that I will make the conscious effort to be aware of the world around me as much as I can.
Simply put, as often as possible, I look for an unexpected splash of beauty. I might stop myself for one minute just to look for something crazy beautiful. I do this not just because I am a creative person and an artist, but also because naturally beautiful things make me happy and inspire me.
I absolutely cannot let a single day go by without admiring something beautiful. I refuse to be a automaton or some sort of drone going through the motions and thoughtlessly doing repetitive tasks daily. If this was the case, I may as well be dead.
When I woke up this morning, as I usually do with the sun streaming through my windows, I noticed that my bed tray was propped up and sitting next to me. This is not unusual as I sometimes have my laptop, notebooks, or kindle resting comfortably on its dark wooden surface.
I was trying to remember whether or not I used it last night, when lo and behold, my food arrived!!
I was served breakfast in bed by Oreo and Buttercup!! Egg, rice, coffee!! What more can an Asian want?