Song Styles

For Christmas, I got Elle King’s new album, Shake The Spirit.  I’m a big fan of Elle King; I like to describe her music as “Wild West Rock.”  The thematics and lyrics remind me of the roughest parts of an old-school western.  (The two so…

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Wednesday Wanderings

If you’ve been watching this blog space (which is a bit like watching grass grow, only less organic and more purple), you may have noticed that it’s been quieter of late, fewer posts.  That’s because I haven’t as much time to write.  In fact,…

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Read What You Disagree With

A number of years ago, I ran across an article that confirmed a few unformed ideas that had been floating around in my mind. “Why You Should Read Books You Hate” by Pamela Paul solidified a concept that I’d loosely held for some time. I should not simply read books, articles, essays, poetry, etc. that […]

Wednesday Wanderings

Lemming-like, I approach the topic of my year in review.  Initially, I thought that it would be a depressing topic, at least where my writing is concerned.  Then, I realized I had forgotten the biggest news of my year:  the publication o…

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