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One day (one minute in some cases) at a time

If there’s something I’ve learned lately, it’s that I am not in control of the outcome. Since December 14, 2012, the twists and turns of my life’s narrative look nothing like the trajectory that was in my mind on December … Continue reading

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My Bucket List

‎”It always seems impossible until it’s done.” ― Nelson Mandela As many of you know I have tossed my hat in the ring of the My Destination’s Biggest Baddest Bucket List contest. I was contacted by the My Destination contest people … Continue reading

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I am a Newtowner

Old School I LIVE IN NEWTOWN, CT Those words used to mean nothing to most people, except the few of us that enjoy the pastoral New England countryside and chose to live in Newtown and its surrounding communities. “Newton, Connecticut” … Continue reading

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Highlights of Inauguration Day

Inspiration: “We are made for this moment, and we will seize it, so long as we seize it together…”   President Obama “The I have a dream, we all keep dreaming, or the impossible vocabulary of sorrow that won’t explain the … Continue reading

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Serving Coffee to Mourners

Since last Friday I have been serving coffee to mourners. Every single face that has come into view across the short span of my coffee counter since then is a different shade of grief. Each has been affected in a … Continue reading

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400 Saturdays

On a recent trip to Madison, Wisconsin I had the great pleasure of meeting 400 Saturdays: An Anthology of Vinyl Folklore author Kim Johnson-Bair. We talked about the book over old-fashioned milk shakes and burgers. Kim’s love of vinyl began … Continue reading

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Staying Alive: A Love Story by Laura B. Hayden

Staying Alive: A Love Story by Laura B. Hayden Laura B. Hayden has written a gripping memoir about losing the love of her life in the midst of their happily ever after narrative. Larry wasn’t suppose to die yet, he … Continue reading

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Early Influences

When I was a kid, I would sit for hours playing the LP record albums of my five older siblings, studying each album cover as if my life depended on committing every artistic nuance in it to memory. Of course … Continue reading

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Historical Research and How I Stumbled onto Frank Turner

You know how you begin searching for something very specific on the internet, like the meaning of the word antitrust; you do a Google search and see the IMBD link to the movie Antitrust starring the hunky Ryan Phillippe, who began … Continue reading

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Best Friends

I met Jenny in the 80’s in group therapy, so our friendship has always had this sort of self help therapeutic quality to it.  As you can imagine this is a double edged sword.  It can be exhausting, always searching … Continue reading

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