Tag: musing

How to Save Country Music by Putting a Stake Through the Heart of Bro-Country

First of all, yeah, I get it. I’m old. You kids get off my damn lawn blah-blah-blah. Tastes are subjective and everyone likes different things and I know I am not the age group being targeted by today’s musicians of any genre. Now that that is out of the way, I’m going to tell the…


100 Words

Lately I have been in a bad place, mentally. I’ve struggled with depression for as long as I can remember. I can remember feeling like this as a very young child, with the inability to even begin to express what I was feeling. Perhaps that’s why words are so important to me. I remember feeling…


Why Angels Love Bad Men

Give yourself a cookie if you know where I got that title. If you guessed country music, get yourself another cookie. If I haven’t completely turned you off yet, keep reading. There’s some good stuff ahead, I promise. The title, aside from being a good song by the Highway Men, begs an interesting question. Why…


Tarzan Boy – Or, Dumb Stuff that Makes Me Happy

I’m a very easily entertained mammal. When I was young, my mom used to put Scotch tape on my hands on car trips to keep me occupied. It’s not much different now. Little things amuse me. I’ve been known to lose myself a couple of hours just watching a fish tank. With one fish in…


Words I Hate Like Snails Hate Salt, and the Obligatory Whys

Being a writer, words are my game. I gotta know ‘em. Not only do I have to know every permutation of, say, the word night, I have to be able to bust out just the right one at just the right time. So needless to say, I’m a nerd as quick with a dictionary as…