Casting Bread

I once sat in vendor meetings as my employer evaluated proposals for a new website. One vendor had flown four or five staff members across the country to pitch their brands. They delivered a confident, eloquent, and polished presentation and left the room.

When someone on our team commented on their product, another team member groaned, "What product?" He had discerned that although this vendor envisioned smartly named software to execute our website, the software didn't actually exist yet. There was no way my budget-conscious (and burned) employer was going to throw money at that.

I don't want to be that vendor, but alas, I love talking about my dreams. I talked eleven years ago about a dream for an album. Nothing has come of it. I talked last summer about getting set up to record in the home, only to learn that most home recording would be too inefficient for my time of life. So this year has been about discerning what is in my power to finish, and finishing.

I can write music and play the piano. So that's what I've been doing. CD Baby is running a sale price on complete album distribution. So, I cast my $49 upon the waters. If it returns to me, I'll be sure to let you know.

"Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do." John Wooden, UCLA basketball coach

"Make great stuff.... Work to publish.... Publishing is deciding to stop when you want to keep working.... When you work to publish, it's selfless, it's outward-focused, it's about results and giving back to the world and contributing." Jack Conte

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