Apr 202014

The angel said to the women, Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay. – Matthew 28:5-6

I hope this Easter finds your house and heart filled with peace and joy.

 Posted by at 8:40 am
Apr 022014

I can specifically remember my Uncle Bill purchasing the 45 of “Country Boy (You Got Your Feet In L.A.)” by Glen Campbell for me in 1976. I think we were at TG&Y.

I might have been five years old, but looking at the release date of the song, I was probably four. He and Dottie were babysitting me and my infant sister. My parents were absent. They had to be, because I remember putting it together that he was going to buy it for me, and worrying about what my dad would say. I can remember him saying “well, you just tell him you saw Bill.”

I can see, as plainly as I can see my fingers on the keyboard in front of me, the price tag on the taupe paper sleeve of that record. That 45 single—B-side “Record Collector’s Dream”; a fine song itself—cost $1.09.

That’s about $4.40 in 2014 dollars.

Just now I wanted to hear a good song I hadn’t heard in a long time. (It’s Paul Carrack‘s “I Live By the Groove,” if it matters.) In about 90 seconds, it was emanating from my speakers.

For $0.99 in 2014 dollars.


 Posted by at 11:22 pm
Mar 072014

“No one nation can or should try to dominate another nation.” – Barack Obama, September 23, 2009 I was reminded of that stupefyingly naive comment, from Obama’s first address to the United Nations, in Dr. Krauthammer’s recent column on our current state of foreign affairs. Our esteemed president is not such a fan of American [...]

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