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For the past several years I've worked for the world's largest supplier of parts, and online resource, for building cigar box guitars. You may have landed on this page looking for cigar box guitar tablature* or because you watched one of my cigar box guitar how-to videos on YouTube.

No matter how or why you came here, I'd glad you did.

I fell into the cigar box guitar world while getting sober. Building and playing musical instruments from things never intended to make music** served as the perfect vehicle to escape substance abuse and explore my creative side. Without them, it's hard to say where I would've found the strength to learn acceptance, gratitude, and humility; all key to live not only sober, but to live a healthy, meaningful life.

What brings meaning to my life is always changing and continues to shape my life for the better. I still work in the cigar box guitar world, reaching out to educators who can use handmade musical instruments as teaching tools and creating how-to-build and how-to-play resources for new and old CBG enthusiasts, alike. But I've also fallen in love with learning to write, learning to live with empathy and compassion, eating well, exploring spirituality, immersing myself into martial arts, and learning how to be a positive, active member in my community.

That's just a tiny bit of my story, one that has new twists and turns every day. You'll see my current passion is in physical culture: learning to grapple, strike, and how to see life through the beautiful lens of combat sports. Perhaps that ain't your jam but if you come back to this blog enough, you're bound to find a new interest through which I see the world.

Thank you for taking the time to visit and read this page. Come back anytime and say hello in the comments of a post; I'm happy to connect.

*You can find better versions of my CBG tabs along with many others on Seriously. Go there instead.
**this is a tip of the hat to my dear friend Ben "Gitty" Baker