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We Are All Disabled - Part 12B

Oh Father, Where Art Thou?     I never really knew my dad, Morris but on Sunday, I celebrated Father's Day for the first time with him in heart.At some point, the sadness of a father not being there needed to become the story of a boy who did have a father, if only for a heart beat. Its taken me all these years to realize my mother and my father gave me the most precious of gifts, when they gave...

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We Are All Disabled - Part 12A

Hits Are Hard To Find  The countryside between Seattle and Vancouver is well travelled in my memory. It marked the beginning of a journey around the world with Rick Hansen more than 25 years ago. We were young, ambitious and determined to make a difference.   On that road to Seattle with the Canadian border at our backs, I came to appreciate how hard it would be for my friend in a chair to make the...

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We Are All Disabled - Part 11

She Loves You Ya, Ya, Ya...   How do you not love your mother? How do you not smile when you think about how much she loves you? How do you not tear up with the memory of her holding you close, kissing your tears away?As Mothers Day's arrives, I'm hopeful the Post Office delivers the cards to my mother and my grandmother, both of whom were and are the best mothers a guitar player could ever have.    Bef...

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We Are All Disabled - Part 10

When I Grow Up... I watched the Juno Awards and in the closeness of my basement suite felt the walls close in.    To see and to hear that much talent on one stage and to know in someway, I'm competing for a piece of that audience is humbling. And then after a long night of thinking too much, being humbled turns into being challenged. So it is, I pick up my guitar, I practice, I compose and I practice...

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