Repost: Hitchhiking with Bebo Noroman

Originally published September 21, 2010.  Because Bebo Norman is my most-loved singer/songwriter, I’m sharing this article again.  It was one of my favorite interviews I’ve ever done.  Bebo is gracious, humble, and he uses music and word to cut to my heart.  I’m sad he’s retired.  By the way, don’t bother with any of the links because they’reContinue reading “Repost: Hitchhiking with Bebo Noroman”

Listening to Bebo Norman

I’ve been listening to a lot of Bebo Norman lately.   Even though I have piles of new (and wonderful) music to digest, review, and prep for interviews, I continue to listen to my old stand-by Bebo Norman.  When I don’t know what else to do and everything seems all mixed-up in my heart and mind,Continue reading “Listening to Bebo Norman”

Hitchhiking with singer/songwriter Bebo Norman

It was with great anxiety and distress I awaited Bebo Norman’s scheduled phone call the morning after Labor Day.  Normally, I’m not like this, but then again, it’s not every day that I get to interview one of the singer/songwriters who has been so influential in my life.  The phone rang and I said aContinue reading “Hitchhiking with singer/songwriter Bebo Norman”

Take 5 with Lanae’ Hale

If Dolores from the Cranberries and Leigh Nash of Sixpence None the Richer ever merged into one person, that person would be Lanae’ Hale.  Born into a musical family, Lanae’ originally pursued a career in nursing before following God’s call to Nashville to share her love of God through music.  Not only did Lanae’ meetContinue reading “Take 5 with Lanae’ Hale”

Photo Essay :: Walk in My Shoes

Photography by Charlotte Sublett and Amy Sondova “I love walking out in the cold in my bare feet and feeling the ice on my toes.”–Tori Amos “Art is like baby shoes. When you coat them with gold, they can no longer be worn.”–John Updike “And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bareContinue reading “Photo Essay :: Walk in My Shoes”

Photo Essay :: The Ocean

Photography of Dirk Bolle, Amy Sondova, & Katie Tang. “Roll on, deep and dark blue ocean, roll. Ten thousand fleets sweep over thee in vain. Man marks the earth with ruin, but his control stops with the shore.”–Lord Byron “Blue, green, grey, white, or black; smooth, ruffled, or mountainous; that ocean is not silent”–H. P.Continue reading “Photo Essay :: The Ocean”

Bug Jar :: At the Canal

At the Canal (B&W Taken at Canal Park, Duluth, MN. June 18, 2008) by Shayna Skalicky Welcome to Backseat Writer, Shay! A friend of mine for years and the reason behind my obsession with gnome statues, Shay’s photography has inspired me in taking picture of my own. It’s truly a pleasure to have her here.