Tag Archives: youth

Yesterday I Was Foolish

Thought for the Week No one can remain young–although some manage to approximate it by remaining foolish. Sadly, our world encourages the behavior. And always has. The phrase “live fast, die young, and leave a good-looking corpse” derives from a … Continue reading

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My Life as a Spiritual Vagrant

Drunk and Depressed When I was a young man, I began searching for the meaning of life. Along the way, I wrote a travel journal, a mix of prose and poetry, and labelled it Fool’s Odyssey. My life of joyful hedonism … Continue reading

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My Life of Decadent Sensualism in Paris

Photo by sugarandspice at instagram.com When I was a young man, I began searching for the meaning of life. Along the way, I wrote a travel journal, a mix of prose and poetry, and labelled it Fool’s Odyssey. My life of … Continue reading

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My Life of Happy Materialism in London

Photo by Joshua Chandler When I was a young man, I began searching for the meaning of life. Along the way, I wrote a travel journal, a mix of prose and poetry, and labelled it Fool’s Odyssey. My first real day … Continue reading

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Hail, Hail, Rock ‘n’ Roll

I often refer to music, especially composing and songwriting, as “my other love.” Like many musicians, I started out playing in bands. And, although I play keyboards a little (mostly when composing and recording), it all began with guitars. To … Continue reading

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Deep Stuff

It’s Topical Tuesday, according to my About page. But I can’t seem to focus on just one topic. So here’s a virtual gaggle of deep stuff to ponder: On June 24, 1908, 24th President Grover Cleveland, of Ohio, died in … Continue reading

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in regards to Foghat

Originally posted on words less spoken:
At 21, I didn’t know two things; how I got through 4 years of college and who played “Slow Ride.” But grunge was growing on me and I still had Miles and Monk, maybe…

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I Was an 11 Year Old Reprobate

An Embarrassingly True Story It was my first New Year’s Eve party. Sort of. It would be at least two more years before I was old enough to attend a Real Party. The moment we stepped into Aunt Fran’s suburban shoebox … Continue reading

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Instant Wisdom

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.” ~Lao Tzu “And then goes on and on for like freakin’ forever!” ~Derek Tzu (Lao’s nephew) If only wisdom were microwaveable.

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The Lost Girl

She was the callow Catholic school senior who cried the night her boyfriend French kissed her, fearing she’d become pregnant. Five months later, now a bracingly pretty college freshman, she was wooed and plundered by her theatre professor. It was … Continue reading

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