I’m wearing a Batman T-shirt today … and I’m very nervous about that. I don’t like stuff on my shirts. I just want a shirt that is plain – no logos, no slogans, no jokes, no band names, no television shows, no tags, no nothin’. I own the shirt I’m wearing today and a Captain… Read More


I have only one sibling, a brother who is seven years younger than myself. As a result, I have no idea what it’s like to have a sister. At times, I’ve described certain women as being “like a sister” to me, but in actuality I have no idea if they’re like a sister to me… Read More


People say they wouldn’t change a thing, even if they could Oh, but I would Much to my wife’s chagrin, one of my favorite movies of all time is 12 Monkeys. I’m a sucker for time travel, “Does it necessarily have to be that way or could the future be changed?” films. In 12 Monkeys, the theory… Read More


“So, that’s my story. I really want to stop, but I don’t know how.” “Well, the first thing you should do is stop…” Ah, yes, the circular reasoning most of us apply to the addict. Obviously, what would help the addict most is to simply stop whatever it is they are addicted to. If it’s… Read More


In the great pantheon of rock ‘n’ roll, The Who has always stood out as a group I never quite “got.” They have all the elements of a band I should be a big fan of – gritty lead singer, tasteful guitar player, monster bass player, and go-for-broke drummer – but something about their music… Read More


Robin Williams threw me for a loop last week. I just couldn’t stop thinking about the guy, so of course I kept writing things about him here. In fact, I think everyone with a blog was writing about him last week. I don’t know if any of us actually contributed much to the overall discussion… Read More


You’ve heard it before. You’ve been driving somewhere in the wee hours of the morning, be it to catch an early flight or to work the early shift at your job, and started scanning the radio dial. You flipped past some music, but somehow that just didn’t seem appropriate. You wanted something more subdued, more… Read More


Another week, another missed “Tuneful Tuesdays.” Sigh… Is there any more perfect music video in existence than R.E.M.’s “Everybody Hurts”? I don’t think so. I don’t even like the song all that much, but when you match it with the images in the video it takes on a whole other dimension. I actually have the… Read More


“Sometimes I actually wish something had happened to me.” Even typing the words out in front of me, it still seems unbelievable I ever said them. In the course of discussing my past history and what might have caused my depression, I actually said those words. Why would I wish that? Why would I actually… Read More


I had intended on starting a series of posts today reflecting on whether or not bad behaviors necessarily mean people are bad themselves … but my heart just isn’t in it. There must be some way to stop all this death. Suicide is such a frightening word to consider, and it occupied a space in… Read More