The unlikely combination of musician and bush rat has found me in some odd and occasionally hilarious situations. Enough, in fact, that more than a few folks have muttered the equivalent of, “You can’t make this s**t up. You should write a book,” while managing to look serious at the same time.

So let me take you on a trip. You might find yourself recognizing one or another aspects of my double life as you accompany me, but you may not recognize both. It has been, and continues to be, a fantastic experience; one I never take for granted and one for which I am eternally grateful. And parts of it might tickle your fancy.

If you are of a mind then, grab a frosty beverage and pull up a stump.