The Devil and Larry Norman

Sipping whisky from a paper cup You drown your sorrows ‘til you can’t stand up Take a look at what you’ve done to yourself Why don’t you put the bottle back on the shelf Shooting junk ‘til you’re half insane A broken needle in a purple vein Why don’t you look into Jesus He’s got … Continue reading The Devil and Larry Norman

The Fundamentals

It's easy to get lost in this world even while pursuing a clear objective. Running into so many trees you lose perspective regarding the forest as a whole; unwillingly embodying the old joke about how when you're up to your neck in alligators difficulty ensues remembering the original objective was draining the swamp. It happens. … Continue reading The Fundamentals

Be Careful What You Sign

My late father was fond of many truisms. One of his favorites was, "Keep your words sweet; you might have to eat them." Being one who has far too many times made a meal out of self-baked Alpha Bits, I fully testify to the aforementioned statement's accuracy. This came to mind yesterday when learning of … Continue reading Be Careful What You Sign

Without Love

The words come filtered through digital inkwells; cyberspace cries begging to be heard over the daily din. A tireless worker at keeping the music alive placing her husband in hospice care, his battle with cancer reduced to weary surrender. A friend waiting for his mother to come out of surgery, her diabetes demanding yet another … Continue reading Without Love