I'm happily married to to an amazing woman and have two wonderful kids. We bought our first home (and hopefully last) in April, 2015. I'm a proud Catholic and lean to the right politically.
I've been a huge music fan since I was a little kid - at age 7 I heard Elvis Presley for the first time and that was it for me. Since then, I've been exploring a wide range of music. For about ten years, the Blues has been a favorite, and over the last three or four, I've really gotten into Americana and a lot of artists from Texas, as well as traditional New Orleans Jazz. I combined my love of music and love of writing and created "My Music Musings, Etc..." - a blog that has even come to the attention of Ray Wylie Hubbard several times. When I found that out, it was easily the biggest thrill I've had as a writer :)
I used to love traveling to Chicago for the experiences, amazing restaurants, and to hit up the blues clubs down there. It is, after all, the epicenter of Chicago Blues, where Muddy & The Wolf took the Delta and electrified it. In the last couple years, though, the violence has kept my family and I mostly out of there.
I'm up for any road trip, though, that brings me to favorites old and new alike. Living in Michigan offers so much to do year-round. I've recently started liking visiting Detroit, which unlike Chicago, is actually improving its crime rate and culture. Traverse City is also a rarely visited favorite.
I love reading, as well - mostly murder mysteries and WWII or Cold War novels, but some non-fiction (expecially if it's music-related). From time to time I like a nip of Bushmills Irish whiskey and smoking a good cigar. I'd love it if everything I did in life came with a good cup of coffee :)
That's about all for now. Feel free to read my LJ and see if you'd like to add me - just send a message letting me know you did, though.