Of Faith, that is. Take a flying leap of faith.


I was fortunate enough to be a member of the Band of Oz from 1984-1988.  The idea of the band performing and recording Over The Rainbow came to me early in my tenure with the band. I brought it up many times and was rejected nearly as many times. Finally, David Hicks and Keith Houston, the leaders of the band said, “Okay. You do an arrangement and a demo and if we like it maybe we’ll record it.” I did and they did so we did.

That leap of faith got me inducted into the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame as a member of the Band of Oz in 2016.


All of my questioning, pleading, nagging and bugging Keith and David paid off.  Those baby steps eventually got it done.  I could have given up but by staying intentional to my goal of getting the band to record the song I was able to experience the joy of getting it done.

I never saw nor dreamed of that little leap of faith causing me to receive one of the highest honors imaginable: being inducted into the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame.

I am so grateful.

What baby steps are YOU taking?

Please know that I deeply appreciate you reading my posts.  Thank you for sharing a few moments of your attention.  And if you find them useful, you’re welcome.  And if you are so inclined, let’s take nine minutes and see if I can help you be the best you that you can possibly be.


How about now?

Here’s an easy first step to get you moving in the right direction.  My Twenty Questions for creatives.  Go on.  Click and get started. Have some fun with it and let’s assess where you are and what steps you should take next.

Take The Twenty

Over The Rainbow


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Photo by NCMHoF c.2016