About Todd Mauldin

Todd Mauldin (@mrtavo) is a musician, writer and artist living in Reno, NV. He blogs at www.toddmauldin.com.

Rock Salt Blues

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“I was almost killed by men with shotguns, on a raft, down a river.” Sounds like the start of a blues song to us.

Blues Philosophy

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Fifteen places where life and blues collide, according to blues philosopher Todd Mauldin.

Masculinity Haiku: Oh Sumo Wrestler

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Todd Mauldin’s haiku is a short story about the great equalizer.

#33: Long Night in the Club

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The being ready is important and the delivering the best you can is even more important.

Across the Rooftop

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#32: This story is about a penthouse.

#31: Bamboo is Serene

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A casual observation by my daughter reveals a little bit of the world through her eyes.

My Birthday Today

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#30: As I turn a year older and reflect on age, I don’t mind feeling sturdy.

The Humble Fish Hook

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Fishing, like sex and golf, is another thing you don’t have to be good at to enjoy.

When Necessary

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Is our technological ability to kill actually progress?

Stress in Abundance

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My pet cat gives me perspective when I’m busy and stressed out.

So, I Looked at Her

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If you admit to staring at a beautiful woman…

Up Before the Sun

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What bothers me is it’s as normal to see headlines of crime and dead children as it is to have cereal in the morning.

David Bazan Show

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An rock and roll concert full of hipsters left me feeling oddly content.

The Ukulele

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When played right, the ukulele can lift even my darkest moods.

When I Make My Lunch

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Waldo quietly prays for food like I sometimes beg for scraps from heaven.

Office Plant Dying

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With life wilting around me, I dream of escape.