Music Monday: A Song for 9/11

The past few days have seen many musical tributes in honor of 9/11, so I thought I would add my own. The Rising appeared on an album of the same name that Bruce Springsteen created shortly after 9/11. Based in large part on Springsteen's reflections during the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 attacks, the album … Continue reading Music Monday: A Song for 9/11

What’s Worse Than Not Being Invited to the Party of the Year?

Being disinvited to the party of the year. I'm talking about the recent 60th birthday party bash that was recently held at Martha's Vineyard for former President Barack Obama. Originally, the guest list included 475 people, but then with the growing spread of the delta variant of the coronavirus, people were concerned with both the … Continue reading What’s Worse Than Not Being Invited to the Party of the Year?

Music Monday: It’s Not Really Music, But It Was Music to My Ears

I received the following email today: "Bruce Springsteen joins President Barack Obama for a new original podcast Renegades: Born In The USA, available now on Spotify. Renegades  is an eight-episode podcast featuring a deep and revealing conversation between the two friends, exploring a wide array of topics including race, fatherhood, marriage, and the state of … Continue reading Music Monday: It’s Not Really Music, But It Was Music to My Ears

It’s Nice to Know I’m Not Alone in Whom I Admire

Each year, YouGov takes a survey of people from around the world so that they can compile a list of the world's most admired men and women. This year, the study expanded to cover the views of people in 41 countries – the most ever – with more than 42,000 people being interviewed to compile … Continue reading It’s Nice to Know I’m Not Alone in Whom I Admire

Music Monday: Barack Obama’s Favorite Songs of 2018 (AKA songs I’ve never heard of)

It's that time of the year for "best of 2018" lists, and since it's Music Monday, I thought I'd share this "Favorite Songs of 2018" list that Barack Obama put together (and my wife made me aware of). I have to admit that I am not familiar with a single song on this list, and I've … Continue reading Music Monday: Barack Obama’s Favorite Songs of 2018 (AKA songs I’ve never heard of)