2016, when I look back at it as a blogger, was a big wash. For me, it was basically a 12-month existential blogging crisis. The vast majority of the blogging that I did manage to do was responses to blogging prompts. I was – for a variety of reasons – utterly unmotivated to produce new, […]Read More Is There Still a Purpose in This? (or, The State of My Blogging: 2017)
This week’s photo challenge: “[S]how us what path means to you. Consider the journey you’ve taken this year (or where you hope to go in 2017) and share a snapshot of this personal path, whether figurative or literal.” * I took this photo of my daughter at Shenandoah National Park well over a year ago […]Read More Weekly Photo Challenge: PATH
After six weeks of incessant illness (literally! Between myself, my ex, and our two kids – oh, and the dog too – there has not been a single day since mid-November that somebody hasn’t been sick. Flu season SUCKS this year!!), I’ve pulled my head out of the cave-of-never-ending-flu in time to say goodbye to […]Read More Happy New Year!
And here is the next segment in my end-of-year, musically-framed, retrospective of my life. (That’s a mouthful!) The introduction/explanation is here, if you are so inclined. Part One (the early years) is here. Part Two (high school and college) is here. * That last post took me to my just-post-college period, when I was trying […]Read More A (Musical) Retrospective for a New Year: Wrong Turns Past
To continue my end-of-year, musically-framed life retrospective (the intro is here and part one is here): I entered high school listening to the likes of Bon Jovi (as described here) and graduated a big fan of R.E.M. Somewhere in between I got into the grunge stuff (Pearl Jam, Nirvana, Hole). I also started appreciating the […]Read More A (Musical) Retrospective for a New Year: High School and College
So, as noted previously, I’m interested – here on the threshold of a new year – in the idea of exploring my past through music. I’ll refer you to that previous post for the whys and hows of this little project. But right now I just want to jump in! * Where to begin is […]Read More A (Musical) Retrospective for a New Year: Early Days
“In memory, everything seems to happen to music.” —Tennessee Williams I came upon the above quotation via Twitter last night (it’s a line from “The Glass Menagerie” in case you can’t place it; it took me a minute!) I’d already been thinking about writing a blog post about music – particularly about the songs that […]Read More Prelude to a (Musical) Retrospective