Category Archives: Random Musings

Two Things

Two Things The First Thing It used to be that mental illness was a taboo subject. This was bad. The stigma created by the silence harmed many people and prevented people from living the happier lives they could have lived. … Continue reading

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POEM: the armchair anarchist meets the Turkish men

the armchair anarchist meets the Turkish men SportsCenter is blaring on the TV above the fireplace ten feet away is another TV         tuned to a different channel & from the overhead speakers falls the voice         of the Queen of Soul … Continue reading

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POEM: on listening to The Lark Ascending by Ralph Vaughn Williams in an outdated Holiday Inn in Pittsburgh

on listening to The Lark Ascending by Ralph Vaughn Williams in an outdated Holiday Inn in Pittsburgh it’s a miracle, music this couch has seen too many sittings my tea cools in a styrofoam cup one of the lamps buzzes … Continue reading

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House Concert: Ross Hammond

Last night my fiancee-in-crime and I hosted our first house concert. A couple dozen people piled into our living room to listen to Sacramento’s Ross Hammond – Guitarist? play an hour of blues, spirituals and improvised music on the resonator … Continue reading

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“No, I’m not on Twitter,” he tweeted

My blog is linked to my Twitter account, so when I post on my blog it appears on Twitter, my last remaining social media account. That said, I never check Twitter or see anyone’s comments. If you want to reach … Continue reading

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Remembering Travis Nixon

My friend Travis Nixon would have turned 44 today. This is part of his story. I hope you’ll listen.

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