The Shuffle of Destiny

It's been a lot of years since I regularly used the shuffle feature when listening to music. I know some people still do this, and it seems likely that I'll get some vehement pushback from enthusiastic present-day shufflers, but we all know Peak Shuffle happened years ago. Streaming radio services, however carefully curated by you, … Continue reading The Shuffle of Destiny

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I totally wasn’t done – there’s meteors and Jerry Garcia and PLANS

That's what happens when I get started. Few more things I wanted to go over that didn't make it into this morning's post. DON'T FORGET THE METEORS Everybody wants to talk about the upcoming eclipse. All eclipse all the time. Eclipse eclipse eclipse, yeah, yeah. Am I bitter and jealous because I didn't make special … Continue reading I totally wasn’t done – there’s meteors and Jerry Garcia and PLANS

Hold away despair

Last week, I heard a 16-year-old violinist on the radio paraphrasing a Catholic priest who said that prayer set to music counts three times as much as a regular prayer. Leaving aside the numerous problems with this idea - I mean, for starters, even if we assume prayer is a real thing, what does it … Continue reading Hold away despair

Jerome the Comforter

The following is an exclusive excerpt from Night of the Unemployed Wizard, a collection of poetry and songs and the very first Wizard of Monadnock Book. (It's only a buck!) All ‘cross the land, the people disheartened, Many souls done been put through the ringer; Tho’ much is to be said of poets and their … Continue reading Jerome the Comforter

The Unity Tuesday Shuffle Fade – Thank You and Good Night

  Tonight, as we fade Unity Tuesday once more into twilight, First Unity Tuesday of the new month, Last Unity Tuesday of the old moon, We are sad to see you go, For the moments in which we knew you to be sweet to us; Willingly, we watch you leave, For the moments we really … Continue reading The Unity Tuesday Shuffle Fade – Thank You and Good Night