One of my favorite parts of writing a blog post is coming up with the title. I've even resorted to clickbait once or twice... But I have to give credit where credit is due. Tonight's title comes directly from Dan Ariely's column in today's Wall Street Journal. Here is the letter Dan received: I volunteer … Continue reading The Warm Glow of the ‘Maybe Favor’
I know I had said I wouldn't talk about my WordPress stats until about a year from now, but what can I say. I'm weak. I first noticed this several weeks ago, and didn't think much of it. But now it's getting annoying. For some reason, unbeknownst to me, my stats on Saturday are almost … Continue reading What’s Up with Saturday?
Over five years ago, I wrote a post that included videos of Bruce Springsteen playing one of his classic songs, Thundercrack, 39 years apart. In that post I wrote the following: It’s fascinating to watch someone perform the same song, 39 years apart. What’s even more amazing is to notice that Bruce still has the … Continue reading Music Monday: Cat Stevens, Then and Now
With apologies to Sam Cooke, Cat Stevens, and Jimmy Buffett... Another Saturday night And I ain't got a blog post I got some ideas but none of them good Now, how I wished I'd written it sooner I'm in an awful way I started blogging years ago I've written lots of posts since then If … Continue reading Another Saturday Night – a Blogger’s Version
For those of you who may have wondered who goes to the gym on a Saturday night, the picture above gives you your answer. My son and I. But maybe you're thinking, "Well, of course, no one is doing cardio on a Saturday night, everybody is in the back pumping iron." Here's my answer to … Continue reading Another Saturday Night…
After 12 years of Catholic school and thousands of Sundays spent in church, I've heard a lot of "church" music. Over those years, there are a few songs that have become my favorites, and this past weekend, while at a wedding, I decided that "Gentle Woman" is probably my favorite. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RERoQ1biLdE&t=92s Here are some of … Continue reading Music Monday: The Peaceful, Uplifting Sounds of Church Music
I'll get right to the video, and add my thoughts below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9UNuqYFP-pM Besides all these great songs, the thing that impressed me the most was this guy's ability to play all these songs off the top off his head. I don't know much about playing the guitar (I tried to teach myself a few years … Continue reading Music Monday: The Top 20 Acoustic Guitar Intros of All Time