I’m learning to live without you now, But I miss you sometimes, The more I know, the less I understand, All the things I thought I knew, I’m learning again, I’ve been tryin’ to get down to the heart of the matter, But my will gets weak, And my thoughts seem to scatter, But I … Continue reading It’s about forgiveness. It’s about acceptance.
Last week I was on site for work and woke up to find a note scribbled “the heart collapses” beside my bed. I don’t know what I could have been dreaming about that made me make this note. I am not a lucid dreamer. I recall looking at that and scratching my head, quite curious … Continue reading The Heart Collapses
HE He didn’t much care for Thanksgiving. It wasn’t the concept that bothered him so much as the pedestrian attachments and (mis)understanding people ascribed to it. Besides, the season always involved him traveling back to where he grew up. Traveling back to the place he couldn’t wait to escape was bad enough, but to have … Continue reading Thanksgiving for Augustus Reynolds
It’s no secret life is complicated, but fundamentally, it can be boiled down to two things. Fear and love. You can choose to live a life of fear or you can choose to live a life of love. I know what you are thinking, “Aren’t you really oversimplifying it?” Maybe. Maybe not. I’ve spent the … Continue reading Fear and Love
A little over three years ago, a girl I was dating ended our relationship…for the second time. She had determined that “maybe there was someone better out there.” I assured her that indeed there was…and always would be. I tried telling her that was an endless and futile search because it didn’t matter who she … Continue reading Lost the Battle. Winning the War.
What follows is the true story of how Valentines Day came to be. All parts are true except for the parts that aren’t. In February of 1939, the Vice President of Marketing at Hallmark, Bob McAllister, was feeling frustrated. The company was suffering from the Great Depression and flat growth for the third straight quarter. … Continue reading Happy Valentimes Day!
Full Disclosure is that point in a relationship when you realize that maybe this is the person I am going to stick with…for awhile. Maybe not forever, but long enough that it warrants opening that closet door to the past. Now the key is to reveal as much as you feel comfortable revealing (there is … Continue reading Full Disclosure
Found this little painting while walking Rufus on Wythe Ave., here in Brooklyn, Friday night: The piece was created by artist Matthew Zaremba, who is part of the AntiDesigns collective in Boston. According to his bio, “Matthew Zaremba is a multimedia artist who splits his time between Brooklyn and Boston. His work draws influence from … Continue reading Found Art
I was walking one of the dogs this morning and I got to thinking about how often I have said something out of anger and later came to regret it. I may not have meant it deep down, but I certainly meant it when I said it. And the bitch of it is that you … Continue reading You Can’t Unknow What You Know
Rock & Roll, both the music and the lifestyle, is pretty much predicated on three things, having a good time, falling in love and falling out of love. I might even submit that all music, nay art forms, are built on those three things. But alas, it is the heartbreak that seems to yield the … Continue reading Hole Hearted
The hours that were yours, echo like empty rooms The thoughts we used to share, I now keep alone I woke last night and spoke to you, not thinking you were gone It felt so strange to lie awake, alone “No Regrets” Tom Rush So, here I find myself banging on the keyboard with the … Continue reading The Wild One, Forever
“You may not be her first, her last, or her only. She loved before she may love again. But if she loves you now, what else matters? She’s not perfect – you aren’t either, and the two of you may never be perfect together but if she can make you laugh, cause you to think … Continue reading Happy Valentines Day
Originally written April, 2011 A few months ago a very close friend called me to tell me she had some tragic news. It was the worst news someone like me could ever want to hear. She told me that she had just purchased two tickets to see James Blunt at The Beacon Theater here in … Continue reading Look, I hate the song too.
“Well, you said, He’s better off dead You think that I might have heard a word but I was much too young and much too cool for words Look at me now” Rock and Roll Ghost –The Replacements I’m getting older now. Most of the time I don’t mind. The body can ache a little … Continue reading Hello Goodbye/Goodbye Hello
“Asked me mmmm, you had to ask me In the dreams you tell me Tell them only you were tired Sing along hold my life A good day is any day that you’re alive Yeah, a good day is any day that you’re alive” “Good Day” -Paul Westerberg Much like the rest of the world … Continue reading A Good Day
I recently finished reading “The Art of Racing in the Rain” by Garth Stein. It’s the story of a dog helping keep his human from doing the wrong thing when everyone and everything is against him. Told from the dogs point of view. I loved it. I just started reading “The Big Short” by Michael … Continue reading Doin the right thing…that means you!