I have no idea what to write here. Logically, this would be an ideal time to write some kind of year-end wrap-up. What can I possibly say about the year that was 2015, though? It was exhilarating, energizing, hopeful, devastating, shocking, and debilitating, all rolled into one. It began on a high note and is… Read More


It would be very easy for me to simply recycle the post I wrote at this time last year, when I talked about how I didn’t want the next December to be another “Long December” I could identify with. Truth be told, this December ain’t been so great either, so I could once again wish… Read More


You know what always gets me about Charles Dickens’ classic holiday tale A Christmas Carol? Scrooge never gets another chance with Belle. Maybe I’ve been poisoned by too many Hollywood romances, but I always wished Scrooge could somehow be reunited with the woman who clearly was the love of his life. Maybe a chance encounter… Read More


For a brief moment today, I actually thought about writing something here. It was pretty good, too. All about Muppets and Ebenezer Scrooge and loss. Maybe I’ll get to it one day. For now, though, it’s Christmas Eve, and tomorrow is Christmas Day. I believe this is a good time for a break. Merry Christmas,… Read More


I’m really sleepy right now. That’s not really anything new for me. I tend to stay a bit on the drowsy side most of the time anyway. Tests ordered by my doctor showed I have low testosterone, so I’m getting a shot every two weeks for that. I can’t really tell they’re doing that much… Read More


It seems I hear it every year when I’m at the mall. I’m not sure why that’s when I notice it. Maybe it’s because shopping and music seem to be so interconnected these days. Some people can tune it out, but I always catch at least a little bit of what is being played over… Read More


There are days when I literally don’t want to get out of bed. It is as if my eyelids won’t respond to the commands from my brain to open. My limbs feel lifeless and numb. My thoughts are jumbled and incoherent. Sleep hangs onto me tighter than the covers I am wrapped in. This has… Read More


It is no exaggeration for me to say the original Star Wars movie – “Episode IV: A New Hope” – completely changed my life when I watched it in the theater as a child in the 1970s. In this day and age of digital wizardry, it’s difficult for some people to imagine that when that… Read More


When it came to Christmas parties, I used to be right in the front of the line when it came to complaining. The holidays were already so busy. Why add another activity? It would be just one more time I had to dress up and leave the comforts of my own home to hang out… Read More


At the time of my typing this, I have 1,854 songs on my 160GB iPod. I would love to be able to say every song on there is precious to me in some way, but that really isn’t the case. There are even some songs on there I don’t even like all that much. I… Read More