Author Archives: Damien S Riley

About Damien S Riley

"I was born in 1969. Not quite a hippie but I share some of their cultural sensitivities, like peace. I'm a teacher and married with 3 kids. I post original songs, writings, and podcasts here. I'm also Cre8nNov8 on Twitter. Thanks for reading."

Mike Peters: Declaration of One Guitar (Concert Review)

I’ve written on my blog many times about my memories of the Alarm, now I’m writing about THE LATEST SHOW: Mike Peters in California at the Coach House, April 17th, 2014. It was remarkable, he was like a one man Alarm. … Continue reading

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The Book of Mormon, the musical (a quick review)

I was surprised to see the Mormon church had bought ad space in the Playbill. I had heard this was a spoof making fun of Mormonism. I also heard it was from the makers of South Park. Weren’t they profane … Continue reading

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Seeing Mike Peters tonight: remembering the Alarm

I’ll never forget the first time I heard the Alarm. It was in 1984, I was 14, and they were playing on Rodney Biggenheimer. The sound of Dave Sharp’s melodious guitar on “Where We’re You Hiding When the Storm Broke” … Continue reading

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Smart and Awesome Ways to Promote Your Blog Posts

In this post I share some tried and true ways to promote your blog posts. Continue reading

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A 271 Word Tale With Aliens in it

A 271 word tale. Note: I rarely drink. How we caught the roadrunner. There was once a couple who had challenging days. Each time the other heard from the other they realized people were pretty much shameless losers out to … Continue reading

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Practice Doesn’t Count

For every great presentation, a lot of silent practice must have occurred. I was vacuuming my pool when I heard my girls playing a game. They were pretending to be in a “fish catching competition.” My youngest, 6, claimed she had … Continue reading

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“They don’t have a stage, they don’t even have a light. Big talent at the open mic.” -Lyrics from…

“They don’t have a stage, they don’t even have a light. Big talent at the open mic.” -Lyrics from the new song I’m working on.

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Good thought for Monday

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Smarter Balanced Change: readiness for college, career and life

Smarter Balanced Change: readiness for college, career and life: New at my teaching blog Continue reading

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