"Wishing for words that'll glimmer like pearls, no, I never stop hoping to impress all the girls. My life doesn't rhyme so I pick and I choose. I leave out the black and I sing you the blues," sings Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers '86 in his new CD, Humming My Way Back Home. After decades of writing about music, talking about it on National Public Radio, and teaching others to play it and write it (The Beginning Guitarist's Handbook and The Complete Singer Songwriter), Rodgers has produced a collection of fourteen original songs, which he performs with friends and family. Over the years, Rodgers has interviewed some of the greatest rock musicians, asking why and how they make music; here, he answers his own questions.