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Read Song Lyrics DesertSnow CD

Read about the song - “Tea Timeless” in the song descriptions. It was written in memory of Lacy Miller.

Alan Pedersen - Ashley's Songbook  CD - A Father's Love For His Daughter: This award winning singer/songwriter's journey through the valley of grief after losing his 18-year-old daughter Ashley in an automobile accident.

Desert Snow CD Front Cover

Red Rose - Instrumental CD available on iTunes,, and

Click on the CD cover to purchase a copy of the Desert Snow CD!

Go to the Stacey Dee page and check out her music!

Check out the Blue Ballerina CD!

These are 2 of my original pictures I made for the “Red Rose” series of poems. I had the original poem “Red Rose” translated into Japanese.

“Drifting Sand” Poem...

“Bring You Flowers” is a new page in the Galaxy Cafe section. This page is dedicated to our troops  & their families, and is meant to honor those who are serving our country. “Bring You Flowers” is a song written and performed by Kristen Scott, a new artist on DesertSnow. The song is about a young woman who lost her husband in the war in Afghanistan, and is now raising her son alone. This song is based on a true story. As we celebrate the holidays, please remember our troops and their families in your prayers and in your gifts,  whatever you are able to do for them.

For God so loved each and every person throughout all ages that he sent his only Son (a Prince) to this world as a homeless man (a Pauper)...that whoever would believe that he really is a Prince and accept his death (as payment for the things they have done wrong),  they would not lose themselves (die) but inherit the true riches (that  will never fade), and live forever with God...John 3:16“The foxes have their dens, and the birds have their nests, but I, the Messiah (Jesus Christ) do not have a place to lay my head.”   Matthew 8:20

The Galaxy Cafe has “food for the soul,” and includes special features about musicians around the world. As time goes on, more artists will be added. During the holiday season, new articles, videos, and art will be  added. I hope you enjoy these pages. If there is something you would  like to see in this section, especially with regard to our troops and their families, please send us an email at - thanks!

Play the song, “Eternity Beach”

As of September 16th, 2011 when the CD is released worldwide...

Play the song, “Bright Morning Star”

You can buy all the songs (either MP3 or physical CD) from

All proceeds go back into the work of, which is for encouraging those who have suffered a loss, especially those who have lost loved ones.

Look for the following picture when the CD/DVD set is released on iTunes,, and several other music outlets:

As of September 16, 2011:

The CD can be purchased on - it is being sold in a DVD case as a 2-disk set. The CD has 12 songs, and the DVD has 3 of my animations - “River of Fire,” “SPIKE!” and “Glass Dawn - the demo reel.” Please note that they don’t tell you this on iTunes, etc.

This song was written for those who are really hurting...

This is the story of how “Red Rose” came about, and what inspired me in the beginning to write the poem and create the pictures:

“I am the person who wrote the poem - Randy Stahla (Randyapple on Deviant Art), and I wrote it in English and asked a friend of mine to translate it into Japanese.

At the place where I work, there is a small garden in front of one of the buildings. There was a very beautiful rose bush in the center of the garden, and I used to make an effort every day to pass by the garden to see the roses. The garden is raised up above ground level about 2 feet, so the rose bush was especially striking in the sunlight.

One weekend we had a big ice storm, and when I came back the next week, the ice had clung to all the roses so that they were covered; then they dropped to the ground. I was also having some very difficult personal struggles at the time, so I suppose I saw myself in the destruction of the roses. Part of my struggle had to do with all the suffering in the world and the destruction of nature by wars and corporate interests.

But in a few days the sun came out, and a week or so later there was another cluster of roses that had grown above the original roses, and it was more beautiful than ever. I was amazed at this, and this event was the inspiration for writing the poem as well as bringing a rose home to study and draw, and creating my version of it using a computer graphics program. "Red Rose" was born, and I put it on my web site.”

Randy Stahla


Kate, a fine arts student in Australia found my poem in Japanese on, and she used the poem in her painting which is featured on - you can purchase framed prints of her painting, which is really beautiful. Click on the “Red Rose” picture (above this text) to view her painting and read the poem (in English) that goes with her painting.

After I asked her about why she used the “Red Rose” poem in her painting, this was her reply:

I'm so glad you like it! I'm very happy to let you feature my painting on your website. You are a very talented writer! I found your poem so inspiring when I read it.

Your idea for "Red Rose" is very beautiful and is exactly what my painting was supposed to express to the viewer, as well as bringing in some of my own personal struggles and interests. I've been studying art at school, and last year I was given a project called "My Self, My Place, My Stuff" which reflects my personal life and opinions. Your poem was a great influence, and conveys many of my opinions of the world through words.

Thank you for sharing how you were inspired to write your poem.  I enjoyed reading it and thank you very much for wanting to feature my painting on your website! And thank you to your friend too; I found "Red Rose" when looking through other Japanese poems and it fits perfectly in the background of my painting.”


Dedicated to Dru Sjodin, Carl Mitchell Brown, Kayleah Wilson, Deputy Sam Brownlee, David Kellerman, Faith & Caitlin Kadlub, Lauren Johnson, Tiffany Johnson, Philip Crouse, Lacy Miller, Devon Arnold, Nadia Barghelame, Stephanie Marsh, Samantha Spady, Rebecca Allen, Mark Kriebel, Adrienne Morgan, Chelsea King, Mike Parrott, Samara Stricklen, Erin Reed, Sierra Krizman, Walter Jennings, Jamison Rowland, Michelle Shreffler, Valerie McGregor, Sam Zawada, Justin Williamson, Matt Walling, Sarah Munger, Heather Nielsen, Sonja DeVries, Javad Marshall-Fields, Karla Mendoza-Gonzalez, Vivian Wolfe, David Earl Thornton, Brian Love, Adrian Heideman, Jesse Snow, Joel Meyer, Gina Zalunardo, Michelle Gluckman, Kris & Lilly Kueneman, Abdiel Sanchez, Stephen Bohler, Micah Villarreal, Kelly Young, Greg Wilmot, Chuck Scheller, Jared Kurtin, Taylor Webster, Amber Dubois, Tyler O'Neill, Linsey Norton, Tyler MacKenzie, Zuri & Isai Flores, Michael Preston, Catherine "Catey" Willcox, Mark Whitman, Zachariah Nelson, Laurel Erb, Jean & Scott Adam, Casey Korgan, Ross Higuchi, Amanda Gonzales, Bradley Larson, Donald E. Johnson, Sedrick Niblet, Elizabeth Smith, Monica Felver, Laura VanRyn, Dick Warren, Chris Birdwell, Dick Brown, Charlotte Bacon, Daniel Barden, Rachel D’avino, Olivia Engel, Dawn Hoch Sprung, Madeleine Hsu, Catherine Hubbard, Chase Kowalski, Nancy Lanza, Jesse Lewis, Ana Marquez-Greene, James Mattioli, Grace Audrey McDonnell, Anne Marie Murphy, Emilie Parker, Jack Pinto, Noah Pozner, Jessica Rekos, Lauren Gabrielle Rousseau, Mary Sherlach, Victoria Soto, Benjamin Wheeler, Claire Davis, Amelia Sundblad, and others who have left this world, as well as their families and friends who miss them.


In memory of those who gave their lives for their country, including but not limited to soldiers in the "Darkhorse" 3rd Battalion 5th Marines and their families: Justin Allen, 23, Brett Linley, 29, Matthew Weikert, 29, Justus Bartett, 27, Dave Santos, 21, Chase Stanley, 21, Jesse Reed, 26, Matthew Johnson, 21, Zachary Fisher, 24, Brandon King, 23, Christopher Goeke, 23, Sheldon Tate, 27...


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