Though I love to sing and play guitar, I think of myself as primarily a songwriter. It's magic when a new idea arrives. You never know how it's going to sweep through your imagination or what shape it will finally take. Lots of my ideas come from writing down dreams. I especlally enjoy the symbolic imagery and phrasing that pops out of the subconscious mind during sleep. Some songs come through struggle; others arrive on a breeze. You never know how it's going to go. I know I'll never win the grand prize for performance because that's not what I do; my grand prize would be to hear my songs recorded by some of the great professional voices in the music industry.