💥 When Your Son Asks a Loaded Question...

A few days ago, my oldest son Ty asked me a question -

Mom - What is the difference between you now and your younger self, say around 25 ?

I thought about it for a minute and here is my answer:

When I was younger, I was really selfish - and in the latter half of my 25th year, I was recovering from being an alcoholic and getting sober. My parents never knew, and I also was VERY lucky to have not become addicted to drugs. I tried them, but decided they were not for me. I also returned to the roots of my religion.

After your Dad and I got married, we started having children and if you remember, I was not the most patient woman in the world. As the years went by, I learned that being fear driven was not the way for me either, and I decided to be faith driven.

For the longest time I didn’t love myself, and the last 10 years or so, I have come to know who I am and love myself. I wish I could have told my younger self what I know now.

As I look back to that time, I am VERY grateful to have changed for the better. I want to treat people better - there is too much hate, anger and fear right now - and I do not want to contribute to that environment in my home or wherever I go.

My music is a part of that view - I want transport you to a peaceful place, a place where you remember who you are, where you have been with good memories and imagine the stories in the music in your own way!

Peace in Music…

Peace in Music…

Kori Carothers

A musician's path to her/his muse is sometimes an easy one. Other times, it is filled with potential pitfalls or unexpected obstacles. Kori Linae Carothers faced just that when, during a kindergarten health screening at the age of 5, it was discovered she was deaf in her left ear. Her young peers found out and the teasing began. In addition, throughout elementary and high school, Kori was constantly told she would never become a musician. Undeterred, she kept learning and practicing, never surrendering her dream. Despite these discouragements, Carothers was passionate about her calling and now, years later, she is an acclaimed pianist and keyboard player with four albums to her credit. Clearly, she is an example of a person following her muse with courage, humor, and determination. - Bill Binkelman