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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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“It Won’t Be Easy, But I Gotta Be Strong”

If I wanna cry, I don’t need your shoulder.” – Vixen I love the Olympics. Always have, and this year I am greatly enjoying the momentary distractions it is providing me amongst the chaos that is currently surrounding my life. … Continue reading

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“But Time Makes You Bolder”

“Even children get older. And I’m getting older too.” – Stevie Nicks As I sat in hospital room 625 next to my dad’s bed the other night, he looked straight ahead and said “Sometimes I wonder why God still has … Continue reading

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“Tongue-tied and Twisted”

“Just an earth-bound misfit, I.” – Pink Floyd The title today (and subsequent line) is actually one of my favorites from any 80’s song ever. What’s crazy is that I’ve never been a fan of Pink Floyd. And to be … Continue reading

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“Intensify Security”

“Break the chains that hold me down.” – Platinum Blonde I just finished reading another book by Donald Miller. I say “another” like I’ve read ten of his books or something, but this is actually only my second Donald Miller … Continue reading

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