Perhaps the most essential lesson I learned from martial arts training is that a fight is won when the opponent’s will is gone. With enough practice one can see the moment that […]
My mother and I didn’t have the same taste in music, but I’m certain that I got my fondness for it from her.
In the dream, I’m walking in the woods with a young girl. We come to a rapidly flowing river. The girl jumps in and immediately disappears beneath the surface. There’s nothing I […]
Uncles mostly get a bad rap in rock songs. They’re molesters, abusers, creeps.
My uncle died last week. Gone. Kaput. No more of this Earth. Dying is a popular trend at the moment: David Bowie, Glenn Frey, my uncle. All the cool kids are doing […]
You are walking along a downtown street when you pass a man sitting at a desk in an empty shop. On the table in front of him is a red button.
Orange County, California is definitely not known as a hot bed for country rock. That genre comes from mystical places like Texas and Nashville, so I was surprised when I stumbled upon […]
My first major breakup didn’t even involve me. My sister dumped Mike, no doubt for valid hell-raising reasons, but without considering me. How was I supposed to find my path to the […]
Is Smashing Pumpkins’ Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness the prettiest album cover of the last 20 years?
You aren’t here for a civics lesson, but you’re going to get one anyway: Take your jury duty seriously.