Nostalgia: What Do You Miss?

I recently read the founder of Tower Records passed away. I never had a Tower Records in my little hometown, but it got me thinking about record stores in general. In South Bend we had Tracks Records and Orbit Music. During my college years in Bloomington, we also had a Tracks, as well as Karma […]

Fear of an Open Mind

Do you believe people can change? Can people feel one way about an issue, cause, or condition, but eventually be open to change? Maybe it’s taking the time to listen to someone. Maybe it’s having the patience to or making the effort to learn more about someone or something. Maybe it’s coming to terms with […]

The Super Bowl!

The big game is almost here. I remember when these things had “X’s” in them. Now they have “L’s.” Yeah, we’re getting older! Super Bowl 52 kicks off this Sunday in Minneapolis, and it features one team in their 3rd ever Super Bowl vs. another team in their 3rd Super Bowl in the past 4 […]

Tom Petty: American Storyteller

On October 2nd, America lost a Rock ‘N Roll institution. At age 66, Tom Petty passed away from apparent cardiac arrest. This day of course, coincided with the horrific massacre in Las Vegas. As a result of that tragedy, and the shock of Petty’s unexpected death, I wasn’t ready to put a proper tribute to […]

New Year’s Goals

Resolution: the act of resolving or determining upon an action, course of action, method,  procedure, etc.; a resolve; a decision or determination. The new year is here and so returns the annual routine of renewal. Tomorrow people will head to their health club or gym for the first time in eons. Some folks will head over to the sporting goods store or shop online for the latest, baddest exercise equipment on the market. Next Sunday […]

My 2017: In Review

“Geology is the study of pressure and time. That’s all it takes really…pressure…and time.” –Andy Dufresne, Shawshank Redemption Yes. My second favorite quote from one of my favorite movies. The other was the one about choosing to get busy living or get busy dying….advice I once took and ran with some years ago, but that’s […]

Clue: “The Great Detective Game”

Who remembers playing board games? Along with video games and playing outdoors with my neighborhood friends, playing board games was a major highlight of my childhood. I loved going to other people’s houses and seeing their board game closets or shelves. Most folks had the same stuff, but there was always a game or two […]