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I don’t know how many times I heard my father say, “It is better to be thought a fool, than to open one’s mouth and remove all doubt.” The first time I heard those words came while I was bragging about my Honor Roll performance in the sixth grade. I didn't know precisely what it meant, but I figured it out quickly…Continue
Ira and George Gershwin had it right in the stage play "Porgy and Bess," which is set in an imaginary town in South Carolina. In the play, Porgy sings "I Got Plenty of Nothing." The Gershwin's got it right with that tune as The…Continue
MUSIC YOU MAY HAVE FORGOTTEN!
A friend asked me to find some music for him. He thought that me being a working musician for more than 30 years that I might have an inside handle on certain music. He was right, but my contacts are only good if they're still alive and still have ties to record labels. However, I have an enormous record collection and had the piece he was looking for at my finger tips.…Continue
What is the difference between an assassin, killer or murderer? Without resorting to purposeful nuance and practiced subtlety, the differences are negligible and more often than not rely on degree and perspective to sort out the…Continue
Before tripping lightly over the wagging tongues of Christian apologists and their fathomless chasms of excuses, defenses and, well, apologies, I wanted to define a few terms to set the scale.
First, the word equivocate. To…Continue