Rush’s A Farewell to Kings. 45 Years Later

When I joined the fandom of Rush, it was inspired by the 1989 live album “A Show of Hands”. Hearing “Marathon” knocked me out and drove me towards the bass. In my dive back through the catalogue, “A Farewell to Kings” would be the first additional album I added to my collection. Why this epic […]

Summer Word Drought?

The summer drought. It’s not really a lack of words. It’s the missing drive to get them onto the empty page and screen. It’s become routine for me in a way. A step-back before several steps forward. I went from dreading September as a kid to looking forward to them as an adult. Over the […]

10 Years of Planned UnParenthood

September 2022 will mark the ten year anniversary for my first book. Beyond a slight formatting revision in 2015 that was necessary, I have no other plans to ever revise the content given the content is still just as fresh, the discussions just as relevant. To the best of my knowledge, this remains the first […]

Full Moon Fever, Forever.

In 2017, I wrote a brief tribute to Tom Petty that barely scratched the surface of his impact and influence on me as a musician, music fan, and writer. It started with seeing the music video for supergroup The Travelling Wilburys “Handle With Care”. I thought this bloke picking away on a bass looked like […]

G.I. Joe Animated Series

In celebration of 40 years, Hasbro has been running an ongoing stream of episodes of the G.I. Joe series. It is a media franchise with a fascinating history. It was a show I did not watch as a kid, nor were any of the action figures part of my collections. It was not really my […]

Avoiding The Cinema

In my latest book “Let Nothing Go To Waste”, I share some reflections and fun memories when I was a regular cinema goer in the chapter “At The Movies”. Let me summarize briefly. I’m not a fan of the theater anymore. You cannot press pause on the film. If you get up for food or […]

A General Notion

There is so much chaos that has been in the news the past week. Events that bring such dark clouds over humanity are supposed to be the catalyst for change. Uvalde Texas. Only a few weeks after a tragedy in Buffalo, New York. There are always similar events in America that do not get as […]

Prosperity Preachers. Still Robbing From Vulnerable People.

I am old enough to remember watching the televangelism boom of the 80’s and 90’s. Where charlatans and grifters begged for money from followers under the guise of religion. It is 2022, and prosperity preachers are still finding ways to prey on the vulnerable. They promise growth of personal wealth, supernatural miracles of health and […]