Raleigh Hinman grew up in Western Kansas where the ground is as flat as a calm sea. There are places there where the horizon is unbroken by hill or tree for three hundred sixty degrees. There is beauty to desolation. The songs on this CD are largely the product of a four year attendance of the Singer/Songwriter Circle in Wichita, Kansas. Being a member of the SSC has given me the chance to write songs that I can then play for other songwriters. The songs on this CD cover a range of styles and topics. There are songs about religion, songs about politics, songs about pirates, funny songs, the blues, and some songs that are just plain fun.