I'm elated to share that a piece I wrote, commissioned by Dr. Chris Van Hof, will be premiered today at the 2018 International Trombone Festival in Iowa City, Iowa this afternoon! Read more...





Last November 15– the opening day of Firearm Deer Season in Michigan– I found myself in a tree with Rob Vink. It was a great and educational morning of wearing camo, being cold, watching squirrels, dragging deer, and eating breakfast on the back of a truck. It was very nice of Mark and Rob to… Read more...







The trouble began as soon as Mark's boat hit the water. As Rob and I loaded the rods, tackle bags, worms, and various fishing devices, Mark tested his trolling motor. It wasn't working. He played with the connections, but it wouldn't go. Even the backup battery wouldn't perform. As the boat slowly drifted into the… Read more...