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Oct 21, 2020
Ocean View of a Life Story
With all the turbulence this year you can't blame me if I decide to take a look under the surface, an ocean view, as it were, of a life story.
Oct 15, 2020
Grand Time to Visit Grand Canyon
The Grand Canyon in Arizona is one of the great sights and wonders of the world. It is immense and truly beautiful. Such a popular destination for tourists means you should plan carefully. During this season of the coronavirus there are more restrictions, of course. But you can still go.
Oct 09, 2020
John Lennon at 80
Today is John Lennon's birthday. The singer, songwriter, member of the Fab Four (Beatles) and peace activist, had he lived would be 80 today.
Oct 06, 2020
Eddie Van Halen, Rock Guitar Legend, Gave His Son the Gift of Music
During my many years working at rock radio stations there were countless times I played Van Halen songs. I played them loud, blasting the music through the studio speakers and quite often doing some air guitar. Van Halen was one of the biggest rock groups of the 1980's into the 2000's. Lead guitarist Eddie Van Halen was a driving force in the band. Ed could shred!
Oct 06, 2020
Your-Life-Your-Story - My Life Story Blog Archives, September, 2020
An archive of previous My Life Story blog entries from September, 2020 regarding personal history, life story writing and more.
Sep 30, 2020
Jason Reynolds on Bearing Witness
Jason Reynolds is a celebrated poet and writer that more people, myself included, are discovering is both gifted and truthful. He has found a wide audience for his books among the young adult crowd (YA is targeted at middle-school age, which to me is hardly young adult, but that's the term) with award winning books like "Ghost" and his novel-in-verse "Long Way Down".
Sep 23, 2020
Almost Twenty Movie Turns Twenty
Cameron Crowe was a teenage rock journalist in San Diego in 1973. I was a senior in High School and listening to a lot of rock music and reading magazines like Rolling Stone which Crowe got to contribute to. I am sure I must have read his contributions.
Sep 20, 2020
Rock of Righteousness, Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the "Notorius RBG", Supreme Court Justice, and champion of equality, particularly when it came to gender rights, died on Friday at the age of 87. She battled cancer five times and then some, often returning to duties when people would surely have given her a pass to spend more time recovering.
Sep 13, 2020
Today is Grandparents Day in the United States. Being a Grand is a special honor. I feel very blessed that my wife and I have two grandchildren. We were able to visit them today. Yes, we are still being cautious with the coronavirus, but we also find it very difficult to not see them when they live so close. So today we did drop by to visit Jacob (age 10) and Sophia (age 7) along with their parents. We brought donuts and caught up with them. Our grandchildren are still pretty young and this is a precious time in their lives - and ours!
Sep 11, 2020
Tribute in Light for 9-11
Every year this date arrives and I am reminded of how rapidly a day can dawn clear and bright and end dark and somber. In New Mexico that day in 2001 it was another beautiful September day. Sunny and warm, the kind of postcard weather that makes living here enjoyable.
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