A Special Place

A little boostery, but hey, it’s what I see:

Blairsville GA!

Super friendly people.

Mountains, parks, trails, waterfalls, lakes, rivers.

It’s quiet, the air is fresh, you can see stars at night.

Endless opportunities for outdoor recreation. Running, hiking, biking, rafting.

Farmer’s markets and fresh organic food everywhere you look. Art for days. Festivals.

More good restaurants than you might expect, given the small population, although I’d certainly be glad to see some more Thai, Indian and vegan options! They’re coming, no doubt.

Speaking of which, if you’re a young person with skilz and a work ethic, why not come here (or stay here!) and start a business? Or teach? Or work the trades? Or …
There’s a decided buzz of anticipation and forward movement happening in Blairsville.

Conventional wisdom says that young people want to be in major cities, and I get that. The cities are progressive, they’re exciting, that’s where the great ideas and big opportunities are.

On the other hand, you just might have a shot at buying a house here, so there’s that! Bring some of that young energy and build something for the future, for all of us. That’s a special kind of opportunity too. And hey, there are some pretty happening cities within a couple of hours.

Did I mention that the people are super friendly?

I See You

I see you.
I am listening.
We are healing together, and I am grateful.

Easier said than done, don’t you agree? But I’m committing to it. I hope you will too.
Please join Paula Davis and me at Unity Church of the Mountains in Blairsville GA on August 5th for music, message and meditation.
Our talk is entitled ‘I See You.’

Top Ten Guitarists

Completely subjective and in alphabetical order:

Steve Howe (ok, this one’s not in alphabetical order, because he’s STEVE HOWE!)

Chuck Berry – well, he started it, didn’t he?

Tommy Emmanuel – max virtuosity, with wit and soul. Chet would be proud.

Steve Hackett – his solos were compositions unto themselves. Check out ‘Selling England By the Pound.’

Scott Henderson – ferocious jazz fusion with rock roots.

Jimi Hendrix – left us all speechless.

Curtis Mayfield – such a warm, fat tone.

Pat Metheny – he brought melody back to jazz. For a while, anyway.

Prince – audacious on all counts.

Joe Scott – created his own unique thing. Not many people can say that!

Derek Trucks – spiritual godson of Duane Allman.

— ok, you caught me! That’s one more than ten, because this list goes to eleven!