Taurus M. James

Male Military Spouse, Stay-At-Home-Dad (SAHD), Moody instruMental Musician, Minister and I.T. Professional with a passion for using the latest Internet technologies to promote individual artistic expression.

Moody instruMental Music

I compose and produce music using Propellerhead Reason software.

Runner Faith Website

I completed the community website for Runners at runnerfaith.com.

Runners sharing experiences and inspiration with other athletes and those who love health because we believe the "Power of Sharing" will be ignited to make a difference in society.

"Run the Race. Run by Faith. Run for Life."™

Homes For Our Troops

Support Our Troops At Home! - Homes For Our Troops

Will you "support our troops" when they come home?

Here is one way you can. Donate to Homes For Our Troops, a national non-profit, non-partisan 501(c)(3) organization founded in 2004 and strongly committed to helping those who have selflessly given to our country and have returned home with serious disabilities and injuries since September 11, 2001.

California adventures Radiator Springs
trauna and Tami leaving the Cars ride.
National Call Center for Homeless Veterans

Help a Homeless Veteran - VA National Call Center for Homeless Veterans

Here's a post to help get the word out to Homeless Veterans. If you know a homeless veteran please visit this page and get this information to them.

If you are a Veteran who has lost your home, VA can help you get back on your feet. Contact VA’s National Call Center for Homeless Veterans at 1-877-4AID-VET (1-877-424-3838) to speak to a trained VA responder. The hotline and online chat are free and neither VA registration nor enrollment in VA healthcare is required to use either service.

VA offers these services, all available via 1-877-4AID-VET, to homeless Veterans and Veterans at risk of homelessness and their families.

VA’s National Call Center for Homeless Veterans

Emergency Digital Signage Website

I completed the Emergenct Digital Signage community website.

Find and Share Emergency Digital Signage Solution providers that offer a robust solution set including digital signage software, screens and displays, media player devices, content creation, network managed services, installation, and maintenance. Find a provider that helps you take the guesswork out of planning and developing your emergency digital signage initiative.

Sampled Music, Remixes and Cover Songs: Better

Moody instruMental Music by Taurus M. James Sampled Music, Remixes and Cover Songs

"Better" is a sampled hip-hop beat that I created after listening to "Better Is One Day" by Darwin Hobbs. I had been listening to "Better Is One Day" for years. It is a great track to worship to. The beautiful musicianship really comes through and that is what I wanted to highlight in my track.

Better Is One Day by Darwin Hobbs

Better by Taurus James

Oklahoma City Tornadoes Friday May 31 2013

We have been under extreme weather most of the week, but today was like the finale of a fireworks display. We had reports of four different tornadoes moving towards the OKC metro area. The biggest tornado was in El Reno and it was reported to be an EF5 at least 2.5 miles wide. Three other tornadoes seemed to move down I-40 during rush hour with traffic backed up in all directions around the OKC area. One tornado approached the city of Moore, Oklahoma - still devastated by the tornado that hit May 20th. We have been getting flash flood warnings a good part of the evenings as well.

Devastating tornado strikes Oklahoma 31/05/2013 by iPhoneActalidad

UPDATE: May 31, 2013 Oklahoma City Tornado by shmavies11

Building Music from Basic Parts Video

Here are videos showing how I was inspired to create Moody instruMental Music from a simple bass progression played on a MIDI keyboard.

I get inspiration for my Moody instruMental Music from many places. Sometimes, the most basic thing triggers the creativity in me. This video series shows an example.

Where Does The Male Military Spouse Go For Information, Resources, Help?

MachoSpouse.com, an online resource and informational hub for male military spouses. Macho Spouse is a positive, pro-active project designed to help guys deal with current military life issues  through the use of video, online networking and communication.

The videos contain interviews from current and former male military spouses, military family and relationship counselors, military spouse career and entrepreneur experts; as well as a variety of other individuals who have an in-depth knowledge of what it takes to be a happy, successful, strong, supportive person in military family life.

President signs Military Spouses Residency Relief Act

Military Spouse Residency Relief Act (MSRRA)I don't get excited about much, but I am very excited about this. I no longer have to do all the paperwork and go through the hassle of changing my residency every time we PCS (move). Plus, now I get to keep my residency with a tax-free state. BONUS!

Military spouses need to check the following article out. It gives more details about the Military Spouses Residency Relief Act (MSRRA). Also, keep in mind that this makes voting easier for military spouses! 

Male Military Spouses: Check out MachoSpouse

UPDATE: I just completed an update to the Macho Spouse website design to make in "responsive" for mobile devices. I also did a big update to the database and code for the custom CMS that powers the website.

I still provide website services for Macho Spouse at no charge as a way to help connect male military spouses to one another and the valuable information they need.

Black Marine veteran, 68, shot dead by police after wearable medical alert gadget went off in error

Kenneth Chamberlain, Sr., a 68-year-old Marine veteran, was killed in his home last November by police officers in White Plains, NY.

Tamilyn's First Steps

I was blessed to see Tamilyn's first steps back in 2006, while we were living in Los Angeles, California. Here's the video that I put together.

Remembering Curtis Price

Curtis Price passed away early Thursday morning (May 30, 2013).

Curtis and his family have been a blessing to me and my family and I am grateful for the time we spent together sharing music and Christ.

Check Military By Owner when house hunting


Moving your entire life around periodically, and sometimes very unexpectedly, is a challenge that all military families share. When the time comes, it's great to have resources you can use to help alleviate some of the stress involved.

For our last two PCSs (relocations), to Montgomery, Alabama and Alexandria, Virginia, MilitaryByOwner.com was how we found great homes to rent. We also found homes to buy through the website.

My Life-Changing Experience - Quest - Moody instruMental Music made with Reason 6

I did a video talking about my life-changing experience at Camp Classen with my daughter this past weekend. The video features one of my new songs "Quest" from my upcoming "Moody Grooves" collection of Moody instruMental Music.


Macho Spouse

Macho Spouse Male Military Spouse Community

Veterans Info Site

Veterans Info Site for US Veterans - Information, resources services and products for US Veterans and their families.

Emergency Digital Signage

Emergency Digital Signage demo website

Website Services

Website Services, Web Design and I.T. Services for Military Spouses and Veterans

A Male Military Spouse Business

Laurie Bartlett

Campaign website for Laurie Bartlett - running for Florida House of Representatives District 4.

Minister Fitness

Whole Minister Fitness Training information, resources, services and products with others who need it. This site is FREE to join.