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What Should I Call You?

"What should I call you?" I get this question a lot. Mainly it's because my name is Laura Clapp Davidson. No hyphen. Just my maiden name and married name joined together. This confuses people since they really want me to…
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Work it Out

I have started exercising! I've never liked to exercise. When I was kid, my friends would want to run around outside. I, however, much preferred the confines of my house to the great outdoors. Don't get me wrong, I love…
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Keep in Touch

My inner artist and I have an interesting relationship. Sometimes we're besties, other times mortal enemies. The relationship is never boring but it can get a bit stagnant at times. Now is one of those times. I don't think I've…
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Is This Thing On?

In this day and age of so many options to communicate, it's easy to feel like no one is listening. Take this blog, for example. I keep writing these posts and I have no idea who - aside from my…
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Shake Things Up

I'm prepping for a gig for the first time in a long time. It feels good, but it also feels burdensome. Why? Because I feel like I've been playing the same songs for way too long but I don't have…
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Planning for Some Peace

Let's talk about balance. No, I'm not talking about a new yoga pose. I'm talking more about balance of the proverbial variety. How do you find balance in your day to day? Do you start your day with a routine…
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Best By ??/??/????

I've noticed that I tend to get asked a certain question fairly frequently lately. "Are you still doing music?" Let's leave out the fact that I'm not even sure what doing music specifically entails and focus on the question. Are…
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When the Worry Beast Comes to Town

I have a confession to make. I am a worrier. I worry about things. A lot. Things I can't control. Things I can. And although every ounce of my sane self says this is silly, you KNOW you can't control…
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Addicted to Yes

I was recently sitting on the balcony of a resort in Jamaica. It was early, and the world was quiet. It was wonderful to be able to sit and take the scene in. I was on a much needed mini…
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Finding Creative Freedom Through Letting Go

If you’ve been writing songs for a little while then chances are you probably have a method, whether loose or rigid, that you employ when tackling a new tune. Perhaps you start with the melody, or maybe you’re a work-from-the-hook…
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Take it for a Test Drive

I spoke with someone today who told me they are just learning how to play the guitar. They said that they planned to keep at it for the next two months, and that if they could play an F barre…
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What Prompted This?

Sometimes, as writers, we get a little stuck. You sit and you try to write the next best thing - or even the next anything - and things don't quite come rushing out as quickly or as easily as you…