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“Word, Gettin’ A Girl is Hard, It Ain’t Funny”

“Kangol don’t know if she want me or my money” – U.T.F.O. In 1987, I gave a blank Memorex cassette tape to a high school basketball teammate and asked if he would make me a copy of that album he … Continue reading

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“Come They Told Me”

“Pa rum pum pum pum.” – Various artists (written by Katherine Kennicott Davis) Ah yes, it is the beautiful musical story of the little boy who had nothing to bring the newborn king, but instead carried his drum and played … Continue reading

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“Christmas Is the Time to Say I Love You”

“Share the joys of laughter and good cheer.” – Billy Squier Christmas is the time when we do things or say things we may only do once a year or maybe once in a lifetime. It’s a season that brings … Continue reading

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“I’m a Loc’d Out Gangsta, Set Trippin’ Banger”

“And my homies is down, so don’t arouse my anger” – Coolio If ever any lyrics mirrored my early life, it is … not these. Mind you, I always thought myself to be a bad man when simultaneously spitting the … Continue reading

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“To Dance the Bamba, to Dance the Bamba”

“You need a little bit of grace.” – Ritchie Valens Did you know this was the English translation to the first few lines of the song “La Bamba”? Neither did I. If you said you did, then you lie! Or … Continue reading

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“When the Night Has Come”

“And the land is dark. And the moon is the only light we’ll see.” – Ben E. King Happy fall, ya’ll. That’s what us southern folk like to say around these here parts. I was at a good ol’ southern … Continue reading

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“A Long December and There’s Reason to Believe”

One of my all-time favorite tweets came from The Counting Crows on January 1 of this year (see above). Unfortunately, 2021 really hasn’t been better. I lost a dad. I lost a co-worker. I had friends who lost relatives. And … Continue reading

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“Is It All in That Pretty Little Head of Yours?”

“What goes on in that place in the dark?” – Elvis Costello Yesterday morning I walked in the annual “Walk to End Alzheimer’s.” They didn’t have it last year. COVID you know. It was a short walk that lasted all … Continue reading

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“Each Day As I Grow Older”

“The nights are getting colder. Someday the sun will shine on me.” – Frankie Valli I started this blog as a way to capture memories and sometimes random thoughts and occasionally dedications. My dad passed away about 12 days ago … Continue reading

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“Love is Not a Cage. Love is Not a Path”

“Love’s a steady hand waiting for the storm to pass.” – NEEDTOBREATHE When you sit in a nursing home room with someone under hospice care you notice everything. The loose handle on the large brown portable clothes closet. The dead … Continue reading

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