A Satisfied Mind

My birthday is coming up (Friday). My friend, Robt, posted a link to a song by Jeff Buckley on Facebook and mentioned me because Buckley has been a muse to me on a few occasions. His album, Grace, is sublime and was the inspiration for the name of the house concert I founded which also…

Mamma Mia!

This year I decided to subscribe to the Broadway season of shows at my local regional theatre here in La Mirada. At the end of September, I saw “Clue,” which was excellent. Tonight, I saw “Mamma Mia!” and it made me so happy! What a fun show! I had only ever seen the movie, which…

National Poetry Month – Day 6

Here’s something a little different. I went to an open mic jam circle type thing on Zoom a couple weeks ago. The hostess features an artist every week. Folks can play a cover tune or something inspired by the artist or whatever. The artist that week was Leonard Cohen, so I read my poem “The…

NPM 27 / 30

When This is Over give me a crowded bar with a rockin’ band hittin’ all the high points bringin’ the people to pulse like the heartbeat of the music promising happiness, good vibes like everything is right in the world where the beer is cold as we press forward closer to each other to be part…

NPM 21 / 30

It would have been my dad’s 80th birthday today. And also, Prince died 4 years ago. Feeling some things over here. ~~ This Thing Called Life Prince died on my father’s birthday April 21st so now, no matter what, they’ll always be linked not that my dad liked Prince’s music I doubt he could have…

After midnight

Just a quick post to say I’m in San Diego. I started with a visit to a friend’s music studio. It was my first time seeing it even though he’s been there 2 years already! Then I got to my friend’s house where I’m staying. We lounged & caught up then went to dinner at…

oops! and today so far

I completely forgot to post yesterday. I realized it around 11:51 pm. I figured I’d do two posts today, but I don’t think that will happen. Oh well, if the NaBloPoMo police come to get me, you know why 🙂 Yesterday I played tennis in the morning fog which was pretty nice actually since there…

Fall Back Eve

Hooray, two days in a row! We “fall back” time-wise tomorrow. No one really likes it to be dark at 5 pm, but that’s what’s going to happen! So yesterday, I updated you on my October and said that Mom & I were going to see Steve Poltz. We did, and it was fun! I…

Day 14 – Ann Arbor

Shortly before the kids went off to school, I made my way downstairs at Laurel’s house to see the fairly typical morning at her house. Then, Laurel & I had coffee and chatted. I took a shower, then we left for breakfast at Anna’s House which was really good. It wasn’t raining yet, so we…

Day 8 – Nashville to Ridgway PA

Just a quick post tonight. LONG drive today. Rainy all the way into Ohio. Coming into Cincinnati was way more beautiful than I expected. Pennsylvania is beautiful & green. I met up with my friends, Matt & Joey, at the Knights of Columbus Hall for their open mic, had a couple beers & a couple…