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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 →

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 →

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 →

How to Care for Yourself as a Writer (Part 1) – Movement

Friends, We all know it's tough being a writer. The craft of writing itself is a feat, trying to string together cohesive sentences that are both original and true. But one of the biggest challenges for writers is learning the... 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 →

On Poetry: A Resurrected Interview with Andrew Peterson

This interview was written in October 2011 and originally appeared in Metonym Literary Journal in Spring 2012.  Gillespie: Although the majority of your work, or at least most familiar work, is not specifically poetry, you have a uniquely poetic way... Continue Reading →

Aaron J. Robinson’s New Kickstarter Project – “Love Struggle”

Hi, all! This past week in Nashville, I had the honor of staying with and getting to know Aaron and Amber Robinson a little bit better, and I was the better for it. Aaron is a singer-songwriter from Indianapolis who... Continue Reading →

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