Yesterday… all my troubles seemed so far away

Yesterday… all my troubles seemed so far away

“Yesterday… all my troubles seemed so far away” There is a trifecta of remembrances, regrets, and remorse in this cluster of items on our coffee table. There may also be a pun, the fun that is always, always within/without me, too. Do you see? Can...
Yesterday… all my troubles seemed so far away

Words & Music: Rock ‘n Roll

What was the soundtrack of your coming of age? For my husband and I, it was rock ‘n roll, a genre that was reportedly named by a radio DJ in Cleveland, a city in the Midwest, near our roots states of Indiana and Michigan. It was music one could dance to…...
Eight Days a Week

Eight Days a Week

So, my husband and I didn’t Desert Trip¬†last weekend. That is, pay $1600/ticket – and then some – for good food, wine, and a place to rest concert-weary bones for Friday and Saturday nights. It was a pre-eminent experience for our friends who did...
Woodstock Nation: taking personal stock

Woodstock Nation: taking personal stock

How would you have liked to awaken to the “Star Spangled Banner,” rendered on guitar by a black guitarist, one who invented a new way to work the strings with his overlong thumb? One who famously set his guitar on fire, actually as well as metaphorically....
Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds

Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds

As an avid Beatlemaniac, I have long agreed that the Beatles transformed the world. From men’s hairstyles to social attitudes to musical innovation, their hands touched more than our hearts and their musical instruments. But who knew that the world’s most...