Cahalen Morrison and Eli West are not your typical stars of the stage—but they command respect, admiration and a growing fan base wherever they go. At first glance, one might not take these two as serious singer/songwriters. Hell, you might be surprised to know they play multiple instruments with finesse. Who are these two? Farmhands? […]
Nothing ever really prepares you for the loss of a loved one—especially a parent. No matter the personal tumult—or tenderness—that you shared over the years, when that moment comes, you will react. For me, the feeling is one of mild numbness and, at the same time, relief. I am definitely sad, but I am also […]death, grief, parents
I am thankful for many things in my life, but none more exalted than the fact that several decades ago, a plainspoken Mennonite man and woman brought into this world a beautiful, shining girl child—that I would one day come to call “Rags”. It took several decades after that for our lives to collide, but I […]
Ironic as it is, me writing this blog post via my high speed internet connection, I am increasingly disenchanted with all of the frustrations that come with staying on the bleeding edge of high tech this and digital that. Nothing is ever “good enough” to make due for more than a year. Just when one […]technology
[frame][/frame] Jim Morrison, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Curt Cobain, Amy Winehouse. Talented and troubled. Too young to leave, too pained to live. Shooting stars, enduring consequence.
I am from travel trailers and Cadillacs, from Pepsi and grass-fed beef. I am from rooms filled with smoke, scotch and melancholy, from woods filled with lichen and hope. I am from Ponderosa parks, the Aurora Borealis. I am from bawdy jokes and black hair, from McKay, and Beller and Edward. I am from the […]Idaho, introspection, poetry, roots, Scotland
Are you living one Social Security check away from substituting Alpo for corned-beef hash? Then you’d better not push your damn taxes on the billionaires! Is it just me, or does anybody else wonder why the brain surgeons in Congress and the White House won’t give us peons some KY for the shagging we’re getting […]congress, politics