Matt Scharpf: Marching

Matt Scharpf's video of his song "Marching."  Watch the video first, then again after you read this! 

Matt Scharpf: I knew him first when he was a teacher at Fenwick, then encountered him as a songwriter.  Empathetic, collaborative…

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"Let 'Em Get Away" (The Laws)

This unreleased song is called "Let 'Em Get Away," from back in the day. Thank you to Marshall Hjertsted for the video. 

Life is so funny.  I wanted to talk about the mid-life crisis in this blog today.  How I…

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Even Bono Gets Embarrassed 

Photo: Andrew Medichini/AP/Shutterstock

Bono just made me feel better.  

In a recent article by Devon Ivie in Vulture, he said, “maybe that’s the place to be as an artist – you know, right at the edge of your level of…

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The Junk Drawer: batteries and tape

When the apocalypse comes, Robin and I will be well provided for in two areas: batteries and tape. 

Robin buys batteries in bulk at every opportunity, “because you just never know,” he says, “I take them with me to every…

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Terry White: Roadblock

I would normally write an intro about my dear friend and collaborator - but I said it all in the video!  Enjoy, Jenny 

Roadblock – A Haiku Milieu collaboration 

It started with Jenny’s haiku.  I get a new one…

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The Past and the Present Play Nicely

Happy New Year!  I hope the second day of 2022 is off to a wonderful start for you. 

For me and mine this New Year’s Eve, the past and the present played nicely together. But the end of year didn't…

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Christmas: the little girl in me wins

This is what it feels like to be me at this time of year.   

It feels like absolute confidence in the goodness of the world, and that sneaking suspicion that Santa's gonna overlook everything I didn’t do right last year…

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ENJOY: Learning what not to do

We all make mistakes, and in the end, if you pay attention, you can even enjoy the process of learning what NOT to do. 

To wit: I was rushing.  I sent the Black Friday email out with typos. 
I knew…

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Greta Lind: This Is Soul Work

Greta Lind. We went to college together.  Her last name is my mom's maiden name.  We always thought we might be related.  She's an inspiring friend, amazing at everything she turns her hand to: author. actress. artist. mom. body worker…

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NEW! Haiku Milieu Greeting Cards

The Haiku Milieu-vians have spoken. 

This summer.  Ah, remember summer?  The sun rose around 5 am and it stayed light until almost 8 pm?  Yes.  Think back to THEN. 

And perhaps, there among the other wonderful memories of summer, you…

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Al Rose on Songwriting

Al Rose.  Singer/songwriter extraordinaire, inveterate traveler, proprietor of Kopi Cafe alongside his beautiful spouse Rhonda, and genuine disciple of his artistic muse. Friend to artists everywhere, with a keen eye for those who could use a hand, and dear, longstanding…

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This has been a big week.  I have a day job that affords me the ability to take creative risks.  I concluded my service with an organization that was important to me this past Friday. 
I have been making music…

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