My Granddad Knew Santa

My Granddad Knew Santa

I don’t remember when I was told the story, and in fact when I think of it, there wasn’t really a story. I never heard tales about how my grandfather met Santa or if they kept in touch.  I just always understood that Santa was so very busy and chose special friends to help him by dressing as him throughout the world, and that my beloved Granddad, John W. Affleck, was one of his dearest friends.  I thought I was the luckiest girl in the entire universe to have the biggest secret in the world…that my grandfather knew THE Santa Claus.

A-Fest and My StrAnger Friends

A-Fest and My StrAnger Friends

A-Fest and My StrAnger Friends In the fall of 2014 at age 39, I began what I like to call my “Treadmill Transformation” after listening to “The Theory of Awesomeness” on Youtube by Vishen Lakhiani.  I recall the exact moment after my run when I...
The Story Behind the Name, “WHAT MATTERS”

The Story Behind the Name, “WHAT MATTERS”

Songwriters never know what their words and melodies will inspire in the hearts of those who listen.  And no doubt when recording, “What Matters” (a song from his 1997 album, Misguided Roses), Edwin McCain had not a clue that one day it would prompt a successful real...

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