oh, how we will miss you, RBG.

My word, what a day. Many people will be writing about Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg in the coming days - often with more information and insight than I have, I'm sure. . . but I cannot imagine talking about anything else right now. Since the breaking news appeared on my phone, I have been sitting,... Continue Reading →

ordinary blessings. . . aren’t

In Joan Didion's memoir,¬†Blue Nights, about her daughter Quintana's life and death, she wrote of toasting Quintana and her new husband, Gerry, on their wedding day, six months before the illness that would ultimately claim Quintana's life began, saying: We wished them happiness, we wished them health, we wished them love and luck and beautiful... Continue Reading →

music is medicine.

As I wrote in my most recent post - last week - things have been sickly for me lately. Sometimes it just happens that way. This week, we also have a hurricane rapidly approaching my state as well - so my joints definitely won't be springing into action just yet. However, I've been working on... Continue Reading →

riding out a new storm.

And after the storm,I run and run as the rains comeAnd I look up, I look up,on my knees and out of luck,I look up. Night has always pushed up dayYou must know life to see decayBut I won't rot, I won't rotNot this mind and not this heart,I won't rot. And I took you... Continue Reading →

prayin’ for the mean folks ;)

I'm working on a serious post about my current health situation this week that will be up soon. However, I would be remiss if I didn't first take a moment to address a VERY ¬†memorable message I received from a medical resident who doesn't know anything about me or my health situation. A total stranger.... Continue Reading →

sunday blessings.

The world will break your heart ten ways to Sunday. That's guaranteed. I can't begin to explain that. Or the craziness inside myself and everyone else. But guess what? Sunday's my favorite day again. I think of what everyone did for me, and I feel like a very lucky guy. -- Matthew Quick, Silver Linings... Continue Reading →

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