I’ll Be Back

  Just not sure when. Blogging, as you can see, if you're a regular reader of mine, has become less and less frequent. A busy life, a strenuous job, and other social media outlets like Instagram and Facebook, are easier to control. But I won't totally give up on MyNewBoyfriend. And I promise to return, … Continue reading I’ll Be Back

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Legacy: Happy Birthday, Barbara Jean

...this song was written for my mother on July 24, 1984 (but I dedicate it to all mothers - and I will post this for as long as this blog remains active). When she died in 1993, I looked at it again and remembered a brief conversation she and I had, shortly before her passing...about … Continue reading Legacy: Happy Birthday, Barbara Jean

Legacy: Happy Birthday, Barbara Jean

...this song was written for my mother on July 24, 1984 (but I dedicate it to all mothers - and I will post this for as long as this blog remains active). When she died in 1993, I looked at it again and remembered a brief conversation she and I had, shortly before her passing...about … Continue reading Legacy: Happy Birthday, Barbara Jean

Legacy: For Adam, On His 37th Birthday

  (I wrote this in 2012 for Adam's 34th birthday, upon discovering that he had died a few years prior, never having the chance to say goodbye. I'll repost this annually for as long as this blog exists...) ***** Adam and I met 18 years ago during a brisk and stinging winter morning. It sounds … Continue reading Legacy: For Adam, On His 37th Birthday

Music Box: Happy Birthday Aretha Franklin

    In 1998, twenty-two minutes after she was asked to cover for her ailing friend, Luciano Pavarotti, Aretha Franklin walked on stage at the Grammy Awards to perform the legendary aria “Nessun Dorma.” With little time to prepare Franklin performed the aria as is. In Pavarotti’s key. No one knew what to expect. No … Continue reading Music Box: Happy Birthday Aretha Franklin

The Hipster Lit Flow Chart

From Patrick over at GOODREADS: Here on Goodreads, we've got all kinds of readers: Romance, Sci Fi, Armchair Sailors, you name it. This month we decided to focus on an interesting subset of our gigantic and diverse community—The Hipsters. After analyzing the data, and admittedly, taking some editorial liberties, we've determined a few things. The … Continue reading The Hipster Lit Flow Chart