Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Written in 2007     Four little letters. One syllable. For me, the “F” word is not “FUCK”.  It’s “FEAR.” And I have been controlled by that word for far too many years. When did it happen?  When did FEAR move into my heart and hold me hostage? It wasn’t in… Read More


Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Written in 2013     A couple of weeks ago, while feeling desperate and anxious, I filled out an online request for a payday loan. I must confess, I’ve done this before, but usually with a certain site I knew and trusted. This time, it was late at night and I… Read More


Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Written in 2013 I’ve been sitting here, trying to work but instead, looking back at my life and all the mistakes I’ve made. I can see you nodding your head knowingly. You’ve sat where I sit, thinking about the times you fucked up something or another. Some of you may want… Read More


Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Written in 2013 This is my attempt at levity, because if I sink down any lower, I will end up in China (or whatever land mass is directly on the other side of the world from where I sit right now- I’m too lazy to look it up). I found a… Read More


Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Written in 2014 Last night, I ventured out to watch a jazz quintet perform at a local club. It was a weeknight, but I was really in the mood for some good music, no conversation and a break from reality, if you will. The combo included an upright bass, and as… Read More


Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Written in 2014 I fell down a rabbit hole of sorts today. It began when I saw a post from Classical KING-FM promoting a performance by Stephen Hough. I remembered doing PR for a few of his albums when he recorded with MusicMasters and Musical Heritage Society back in the 80’s.… Read More


Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Written: August 2014 Robin Williams (1951 – 2014)   Earlier this week, we learned about Robin Williams’ untimely death, apparently by his own hand. Immediately, a number radio and television talk show hosts (national and local), as well as a few “high-profile” people, took to the airwaves and social media to… Read More


Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Written: December 2014   December 8th is an emotional date for millions of music fans around the world. On this date, not one, but two icons were cut down in the prime of their lives and careers. December 8, 1980. New York City. Mark David Chapman walks up to John Lennon… Read More


Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Written in 2008 “Ready?” she asked, scissors poised. I took a deep breath. “Just do it.” I closed my eyes, and heard the familiar ‘snick’ of the scissors. The next moment, my hairdresser gently placed a ponytail into my hand, containing eight inches of my hair. Eight inches that I had… Read More


Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Written in 2008   I was driving home from work on Friday when my Blackberry flashed and beeped, signalling a new message. I clicked on it to see what had crossed (yes, while I was still driving), and nearly drove off the road. It was a news bulletin and it read:… Read More