Mountains and music


It’s September 28, and on tap to be 92 degrees today.  While I am seriously perturbed at Denver’s unwillingness to budge into fall, the good news is that there is no snow in the mountains, and I was able to get several more 14ers under my belt this past Saturday.

I did the Decalibron – that is, I climbed Democrat, Cameron, Lincoln, and Bross, all mountains over 14,000 feet high.  I don’t know that I have a goal of climbing all 54 of the Colorado 14ers, but with 12 down, I’m well on my way.

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On Sunday, I bought a piano.  I know I’m only 36 hours in, but I am absolutely giddy over this new acquisition.  For the last two nights, I’ve stayed up playing it for hours.  It’s a necessity for getting ready to record some demos when I’m in Nashville in December.

That’s right, folks: new songs are on their way.  I’m stoked (yes, I said it: STOKED) about sharing them – even if a few aren’t entirely finished yet.  Nothing like a deadline.

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I’m pretty sure that my life these days could be summed up this way:

“You climb a mountain because it’s there; you write a song because it’s not.”  -Jon Foreman



  1. The Bug on September 28, 2010 at 8:20 AM

    Woot woot! You know that I will be first in line to purchase anything purchasable (is that a word?). That’s if my husband doesn’t beat me to it :)

  2. Hunter on September 28, 2010 at 9:57 AM

    I believe it was George Mallory, the first person to climb Mt. Everest, who upon being asked by the press why he was climbing it replied “Because its there.”

    That is such a great quote.

    If I had a quote for my life right now it would go something like this:

    It’s rough out there, the world can kick your ass. I only have a vague recollection of when it wasn’t kicking mine.

  3. Greta on September 28, 2010 at 11:10 AM

    This blog is so Maria Von Trapp.

  4. Pamela on September 28, 2010 at 12:55 PM

    Congrats on the Decalibron and your piano! What a life-altering kind of weekend! Jealous…. :)

  5. Little AP on September 28, 2010 at 3:31 PM

    Mountains! Pianos! New songs! Sounds like such an exciting weekend!

    And to further Greta’s sentiments, *ahem* “Cliiiimb every mountaaaain…”

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