The Bookstore

I don't mean to brag, but I've gotta tell you, I'm a VERY good procrastinator. If I have a deadline for something next week, you can bet  your last dollar that I'll get to work on it—next week. And so it was that one day a few years ago, I was down to the wire … Continue reading The Bookstore


The Day Aldous Huxley Died

I hadn't listened to Sheryl Crow much lately; I don't currently have any of her CDs on my computer. But the other day I was driving to work and the song "My Favorite Mistake" came on, and I was reminded of what a great song that is, and the general excellence of "The Globe Sessions," … Continue reading The Day Aldous Huxley Died

U2 In Jersey

Our trip to New Jersey was bracketed by two epic musical events: the Hoover Hootenanny our first night, and a U2 concert at MetLife Stadium our final night. I’d never seen U2 before, but always wanted to. This year, in particular, was special, because the band is touring to celebrate the 30th anniversary of their … Continue reading U2 In Jersey

The Hoot

One week ago tonight, I was privileged to attend The Hoover Hootenanny in Asbury Park, N.J.. This was the sixth go-round for the Hootenanny, but, for one reason or another—mostly because they’re in Asbury Park and I live a thousand miles away in St. Louis—I was never able to attend before. But this year, with a … Continue reading The Hoot