I get the impression that most songwriters just need a small room, a guitar, a pen and paper. I wish that was true for me. But I seem to get most of my ideas when I’m outside, and moving. I went hiking today in some mountains just outside of Denver. This photo is where I stopped for lunch. I bring my songwriting notebooks and handheld digital recorder with me. I’ll walk around and come up with lines, rhymes, melodies and such. I realized a few years ago that I’m an outdoors person; I’m happier when I’m outside, especially in the woods. I don’t know why.