Here’s the scenario: You’re on a cross country trip when your car breaks down. You reach for your cell phone to call AAA, but the battery is dead. After some compulsory cussing, […]
Man, I’ve been doing this “Why It Matters” bit a long time. Are you still listening?
If you’ve been reading along for any amount of time, you know that I’m willing to ‘fess up to my musical sins and vices. I’ve postured as a Guy In Black T-Shirt […]
My earliest birthday memories are no more than fragments: A Winnie the Pooh cake my aunt and my mother made for me; a two-layer cake with the Seven Dwarfs seated around its […]
Last year at this time I was working on a new years story when I received word that a friend and regular reader died just after Christmas. The news shut me down: […]
Carole King’s Tapestry is a classic, and one of the best selling albums of all time. This is not that album.
[Following is the piece that I was working on when I learned that Laura B. was gone. It hurt so much, knowing that she’d never read it and leave one of her […]
The bad thing about being a teenager in a Black Sabbath t-shirt or gazing at your Capezios through lumps of eyeliner is that you have to hide in the closet all of […]
I know it’s fashionable to claim a lifetime hatred for U2, but let’s be honest: If everyone always hated them how did they take over the world?
Don Cornelius, creator and host of Soul Train, appears to have killed himself at age 75. Gunshot to the head, ugly way to go. I’ll be interested to learn over the next […]