Tails and Legs and “Fraudulent” Presidential Elections

There’s no single subject I’ve written about more often on this blog, in the nine years I’ve been doing this, than Abraham Lincoln. Perhaps that’s because time and again, examples from Lincoln’s life and times bear a striking relevance to our own. The disputed (by some) presidential election of 2020 reminds me of a storyContinue reading “Tails and Legs and “Fraudulent” Presidential Elections”

Don’t take a slice of my pie

Pink Floyd and The Dark Side of the Moon have been a recurring theme in this space since I began writing this blog nearly three years ago. Some things I don’t get tired of, apparently. Today I was driving around in the city when “Money” came on. It’s the song that introduces Dorothy to OzContinue reading “Don’t take a slice of my pie”

If you don’t do your math…

This morning I took my little one to her bus stop on my way to work. As I turned the car on, the final guitar solo for Pink Floyd’s “Another Brick in the Wall Part II” was playing. The end of the song includes the crazed schoolmaster saying “If you don’t eat your meat, youContinue reading “If you don’t do your math…”

The fall of day

The title for this post comes from a drawing by William Rimmer. It was the inspiration for the Swan Song Records logo, and was the sort of thing that I read about once and never forgot. It’s funny what sticks with you and what doesn’t. As I get older, my appreciation for sunsets gets everContinue reading “The fall of day”

Running over the same old ground

I drove into my office out in the suburbs every day this week, which almost never happens. I’m more than happy to work at home as often as I can. I have to drive through a small wooded area on my way to work. I’ve done it more often than I care to think about,Continue reading “Running over the same old ground”

All you create

The best thing about writing in this space–the reason I continue doing it–is that it is a creative enterprise. Listening to the radio this morning, I heard “Eclipse” which is the last song on Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon album. And the line about “All you create, and all you destroy” set myContinue reading “All you create”

Some of the concerts I’ve seen

  Photo ©1995 robbi cohn/dead images I wrote this for my sister a few years back, as we were getting ourselves psyched up for our first Springsteen concert. With the new Springsteen tour going on, and a concert at Wrigley Field in the near future, I wanted to dust this off. A few edits haveContinue reading “Some of the concerts I’ve seen”

If you don’t eat your meat, you can’t have any pudding!

My two daughters, from a very young age, have always wanted to hear stories about when I was a kid. Since this has usually been the equivalent of bedtime stories for them, I’ve had a motivation to mine the depths of my memories, looking for any nugget that could be brought up and spun intoContinue reading “If you don’t eat your meat, you can’t have any pudding!”