Parade of the Wooden Soldiers

I went to Arlington National Cemetery to visit my Oma today. She passed away almost seven months ago. I got much more emotional than I expected to, if I’m honest. But her headstone is complete now … so it was a very nice visit. There are things that keep popping Read more…


Going backwards

I think I was in 7th grade when I first heard Depeche Mode. Up until that point, I didn’t really have my own musical identity. I pretty much listened to what my dad listened to. I enjoyed it, but it wasn’t “mine.” Billy Joel, Elton John, ABBA, ELO … great Read more…



Coulrophobia [kool-ruh–foh-bee-uh] noun 1. an abnormal fear of clowns ex. I don’t get how anybody could have coulrophobia after listening to Puddles sing with his golden voice.