Hello, there. The purpose of this blog is to share my thoughts on the nature, role, and power of music in the hope that doing so will help to preserve and enhance the importance of music in people’s lives. Music is one of those mysterious, inspiring, humanizing forces that crosses all boundaries and provides a path into the heart of a stranger. It inspires us to feel the majesty of life and to act in a way that adds to the goodness of life. As a person who grew up in a household that played classical music and opera and in a city that played Hank Williams and Earl Scruggs, I have always been fascinated by how you define good music, how different styles of music are born, and how those styles influence each other. Hope you find my ramblings interesting and thought-provoking.