Music Monday: Do You Know Your Parents’ Favorite Music?

I've been writing my Music Monday column for about a year and a half, and it's been a chance for me to share the music of both my favorite artists as well of artists that are new to me. Since my family reads my blog posts (well at least they tell me they do), I … Continue reading Music Monday: Do You Know Your Parents’ Favorite Music?

Music Monday: Harry Chapin on Writing, Performing, and Making a Fool of Yourself

Harry Chapin is one of the all-time great singer-songwriters who died way too young. One of my first blog posts five years ago ever was about Harry, and it remains one of my favorite posts. If you don't know much about Harry, that post can get you up to speed. It was my future wife … Continue reading Music Monday: Harry Chapin on Writing, Performing, and Making a Fool of Yourself

Music Monday: The Top 20 Acoustic Guitar Intros of All Time

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

A Song That Every Teacher Should Hear

His life was cut short at the young age of 38, but Harry Chapin still managed to make a difference. Harry was well known not only for his musical success, but also for his work as a humanitarian. He was particularly devoted to the cause of World Hunger. Harry wrote and performed what are known … Continue reading A Song That Every Teacher Should Hear

How I Met My Wife

The idea for this post was inspired by my middle son Joey and his girlfriend Megan, who just posted a video where they talk about how they met and how they have changed as a result of their relationship. April 28, 1978 is a date that will forever be etched in my memory, and one … Continue reading How I Met My Wife

So Do Something, and May His Song Be Sung

Harry Chapin, of Taxi" and "Cat's in the Cradle" fame, was one of the greatest singer-songwriters, social activists, humanitarians, and philanthropists to live. He was well known for "playing one night for me, one night for the other guy." After his life was tragically cut short in 1981 at the age of 38, he was … Continue reading So Do Something, and May His Song Be Sung

I’m in Tears, Again

I just watched a beautiful tribute to Scott Stuart, a longtime ESPN anchor who died this morning from cancer at the age of 49. The video makes it clear that Stuart was a remarkable man. Not only for the impact that he had at ESPN for his trademark style, but also for the diversity that … Continue reading I’m in Tears, Again