True art is what we become when we abandon who we think we should be.
For thirty years I was a keyboard player, guitarist, singer, and published songwriter. In 2011, at the age of fifty-two, I graduated valedictorian from Southern Connecticut State University. My education and bachelor’s degree in political science was inspired by my dog, Mr. Beebs, who’s also the reason I wrote my book, Mr. Beebs, and the tribute song, “Thank God for Dogs.”
This is the story of Mr. Beebs, the dog who inspired a middle-aged woman to go back to college, run for state legislature, and start a non-profit organization for pet owners. Coming soon Mr. Beebs: One Dog...One Woman...One Mission.
Huey Lewis said, “That’s the power of love.” I say, That’s the power of a dog.
I wish my grandmother had lived to see the impact her twenty-five-dollar purchase would have on my life, but she died at the age of fifty-four, when I was only twelve years old. She had no way of knowing that the old upright piano she bought for me at a local tag sale would take me around the world.
My new song, "Thank God for Dogs," is now available for purchase!
Believe it or not, my next song is about a particular dog... and like a million other people, I am crazy for dogs.