Music Monday: Best Songs for a Funeral

I know, it's not necessarily the most uplifting of topics to write about, but it's amazing what ideas pop into your head when you've got a deadline. I recently wrote about the best songs to accompany graduation, and so I started thinking about other major life events where music can play a key role. My … Continue reading Music Monday: Best Songs for a Funeral

Music Monday: Remember When the Beatles Got Back Together? Or So Some People Thought?

I admit it; I fell for the hype. It was back in college, 1977, the Spring of my sophomore year. An album titled 3:47  had been released a few months earlier by a band named Klaatu, and as people got their hands on it, they were left scratching their heads.  There were no pictures of the … Continue reading Music Monday: Remember When the Beatles Got Back Together? Or So Some People Thought?

(Imagine) The Most Elusive Gift of All

This is the 26th in a collection of newspaper ads written by Harry Gray, then CEO of United Technologies, that appeared in the Wall Street Journal from the late 1970s through the early 1980s. Here is the text from that ad. If you asked most sane and temperate men and women throughout the world what … Continue reading (Imagine) The Most Elusive Gift of All