Another panoramic shot

I’ve written about being in the Badlands already, but I happened upon a panoramic print that I took there about a dozen years ago and had to share. The green grass in the middle belies all of the desolation around it. The Badlands is a unique place, that’s for certain. More of these panoramics toContinue reading “Another panoramic shot”

Rich man wanna be king

Bruce Springsteen and his music have been recurring themes since I started this blog last summer. Clarence Clemons was the impetus for one of my first pieces, and I’ve written about Springsteen here and here and here (and in other posts too, if you care to find them). But tonight I realized how prescient one ofContinue reading “Rich man wanna be king”

Explaining the Boss

I’ve written a number of posts on this blog about Bruce Springsteen. One of the very first posts I wrote last summer was about Clarence Clemons after he had his fatal stroke. I also wrote about how much I loved Springsteen’s version of Santa Claus is Coming to Town, and how I wished I could haveContinue reading “Explaining the Boss”

Three historical relics, two of them unopened

I went to a church rummage sale at just the right time last weekend. To clear everything out, they offered a shopping bag for three dollars, which could then be filled up with whatever you could fit in it. When I went to the books section, I found a boxed set of Bruce Springsteen Live 1975-1985Continue reading “Three historical relics, two of them unopened”

It ain’t no sin to be glad you’re alive

My family and I ended our summer vacation with a week in South Dakota. Everyone associates the state with Mount Rushmore, but there’s other things to do there as well. One of my favorites, and a place that isn’t like any other I’ve ever seen, is the Badlands. It’s about an hour east of MountContinue reading “It ain’t no sin to be glad you’re alive”