Meditation

A Life Lyrical

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Such a classic girl, gives her man a great idea Hears you tell your friends, “Hey man, why don’t you listen to my great idea!” – Jane’s Addiction, “Classic Girl” I get a lot of really great ideas. And then I think about them. A lot. I think and I think some more. I take   …Continue Reading

There Is Nothing Left To Do But To Do It.

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You know how you get rando mems that pop out of nowhere and into your head? This is the time of year that I always do quite a bit of reflecting and, as I age, there are more memories that flood back to me. As you age, your friends pass away, time goes faster (it really   …Continue Reading

I have bigger balls than Amy Winehouse ever did.

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You know that thud that hits you low in your guts and takes your breath away when you hear something genius? In an instant, you get this strong sense of recognition paired with waves of arousal and euphoria. Sometimes music hits me like that. You’re forever changed when it does. Something shifts. That’s what happened   …Continue Reading

Turn Down for What?

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This year marks the 20th anniversary of my grandfather’s death, whom I’ve written about extensively and on whose life and legacy I reflect often. One of the most memorable characteristics of my grandfather was his absolute hatred of TV commercials. He was usually snoozing and half-watching a cooking show with the volume blasting because he   …Continue Reading

The Difference Is In How You Feel

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One of my all-time favorite poems is by Robert Frost, the classic “The Road Not Taken.” It was put into an arrangement for choir by Randall Thompson. I sang this version back in my choir geek days. It helped me to memorize the poem and I still recite it sometimes, when I forget my way. The   …Continue Reading