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Bailey Gillespie

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On Music and Belonging

The night before Thanksgiving, I learned how to play hand bells with my ridiculously talented musical friends, the Fisher twins. As Aubrey and Allison laid out the three bells I’d be holding for our Christmas medley, Aubrey was kind enough... Continue Reading →

Sleeping at Last, the Enneagram, and Teaching College English

Last September, while staying at a cabin in Tahoe, I received an email with an incredible opportunity to build and teach a new Editing and Publishing course for the professional writing concentration at William Jessup University. I wrote back immediately. "Yes,... Continue Reading →

Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring

This is part 2 in a series I'm writing this Christmas, exploring the lyrics and melodies behind some of my very favorite holiday songs. Read part 1 here: "We'll Take a Cup of Kindness Yet." .         ... Continue Reading →

We’ll Take a Cup of Kindness Yet

I've always been fond of the song, "Auld Lang Syne" -- and not just because it marks the end of It's a Wonderful Life, a film that often stretches far too long into the night (even though I can't help... Continue Reading →

My Master of Arts Party Speech

In the song, “Many Roads,” one of my favorite songwriters describes the strange, winding path that sometimes brings people together. He says: You can see the roads that we all traveled just to get here A million miniscule decisions in... Continue Reading →

The Ogre’s Castle and the Cottage: Reflections on the Two-Fold Nature of Art

This opinion piece was written for my Writing for Media & Public Relations graduate course. Originally submitted on 12/5/2016, it fits into my media kit by providing an argument for how songwriters can use their music as a form of hospitality... Continue Reading →

Song Reflections – This Beautiful Life by Colony House

What in the world are we doing here what is the meaning of it all to fall in love, to make a life that's calm and stable or just to find a place where I belong what in the world... Continue Reading →

Happy Christmas 2016 – Bailey’s 7 Holiday Favorites

Happy Christmas, friends! With the advent of winter break, due to finishing up my two graduate courses, I'm enjoying some leisure time writing my book. And by writing my book, yes I mean building Spotify playlists, streaming Fuller House, and... Continue Reading →

Album Review: Christmas Stories by Jenny & Tyler

What do you get when you mix Bing Crosby, George Frideric Handel, an old hymn, and an original? Well, besides coolest couple award, you also get Christmas Stories. For some people, it still might be a little early for official listening,... Continue Reading →

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