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ETHIOPIA SWINGS!

I just got back from my 3rd medical mission trip to Ethiopia, and it is quickly becoming one of my all time favorite countries. It has treasures and history that surpass 90% of the world, yet is rarely visited by…

LOVE POWER!!!

If you haven’t ever seen the original version of The Producers, the scene of Lorenzo St. Dubois (“LSD”) singing the song “Love Power, ” do yourself a favor and youtube it, as it is something that will never leave your…

IT’S NOT “ALL GOOD”

One of the great things about “TOP TEN” lists, is that it dispels the cliche’ that “it’s all good.” Some things are good, some are excellent, some are average, some are below average, and some are terrible. The reason that…

THE REASONS FOR THE SEASON!

Yes, it can be commercialized, but SO WHAT?!? There’s something about the Christmas season that is special. Yes, you have Chanukah, Kwaanza and a bunch of other holidays that vie for attention, but the Big Cheese of holidays is on…

A MONTH FOR GIVING THANKS

Isn’t it amazing that almost every holiday has a song except Thanksgiving? What’s THAT all about?!? There’s even songs for The Great Pumpkin, thanks to Charlie Brown. Why do we give Thanksgiving such short shrift? Thankfulness is one of the…

BLUES IN GREEN

20 years ago, there was a classic book How The Irish Saved Civilization, describing how the Catholic Monks preserved all of the classic writings while the Roman Empire was collapsing due to the Barbarians.  If you take a trip to…

WHERE ARE YOU FROM?

“People live here.” That is what I used to tell my daughters every time we’d go to a town. North, south, east or west, each city, suburb, town or wide spot in the road is the home of someone, and…

WHO ARE YOU?

It’s a simple question, but can be answered many ways with a plethora of aspects. I remember one time I was at John  Pisano’s Guitar Night, and the guest was a young, more modern six stringer. Pisano asked between songs…

CELEBRATE OUR FATHERS

Let’s face it, if it weren’t for fathers, most of us wouldn’t be around. We’ve all had them, some of us are them, and some of us fathers have been called a “Mother.” Having said all that, the sign of…