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Surfacing from lock-down

Wow, is it great to be singing for actual people in the pews again in our churches!  I've been playing for empty seats and a video camera for what seems like forever, as I was blessed to be able to…

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I'm rolling now

I am the new owner of a three-wheeled contraption called a recumbent trike. It is an “off-road” model with bigger wheels, wider tires and extra low gears for climbing.  I have been mildly depressed as a result of three months…

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Dealing with the Coronavirus

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

I'm writing from my bus which is parked at an RV park in Alabama for the next 5 nights.  I had a wonderful 3 months in Florida in December, January and February singing for our WELS…

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Winter in the Tropics

Wow, am I enjoying my two and a half months in Florida!  It has been unseasonably warm this winter.  I'm wearing shorts and sandals almost every day!  My pleasure is only increased by listening to weather reports from my friends…

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News from way south

Greetings from the road!  I am now firmly committed to the southern portion of the United States; strictly in the southeast district for the next three months.

Something I am really looking forward to is spending 10 days with my…

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October ends, new website begins!

Summertime in Wisconsin- the best!  I really enjoyed playing for the annual St Paul outdoor worship and summer picnic August 4th.  We'd planned an outdoor service in Union Grove, but the weather didn't cooperate.  No problem- it was sunny inside…

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Better way to tow a van

In early September I purchased a 20-foot 10,000 pound gross weight flatbed car hauler trailer. I cinch the van to the trailer with some things called chain binders, and they attach it quite securely. This is a big improvement over…

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"Excitement" on the road

Some of the excitement of living on the road includes vehicle repairs! I tow a minivan with my bus, using a tow-dolly. There are interesting mechanical limitations to this system including the fact that backing up isn't an option because…

Florida notes

Greetings from the road! I know my freezing friends in the Midwest don't want to hear about this, but I've just spent 6 weeks in cargo shorts and sandals hanging out in our churches in Florida. I got to play…

Goodbye to Michigan, hello to Florida

Michigan welcomed me (minus most of their usual snow) in November and December. I visited churches as far south as Detroit and St. Joe, and as far north as remote Beaverton. As an Alabama native, I decided it was too…

Great podcasts for you

I appear on two recent editions of the "Gird Up! Podcast," narrated by one of our teachers (Charlie Ungemach) at Siloah Lutheran Church in Milwaukee. Here's the link- "Gird Up! Podcast" Check out episode 65, "Fizzy Water with Chris Driesbach"…

My new CD - "Hymns With Friends"

I'm pretty excited about my new recording project; a brand-new collection of my favorite hymns! I had so many friends help me with it that I decided to call it Hymns With Friends. This was put together at a new…

Sing Me Home

Please visit Christine Backus' Blurb site which features her new book "Sing Me Home," written about her son Robert who recently went to heaven by way of brain cancer at the age of 41. She named the book after my…