Face Unbooking

As a result of some really crummy things that happened because of a Facebook post last Friday, I decided to unbook my face, at least for a while. It’s interesting […]

A conversation on Facebook reminded me this morning of Bam-Bam. I wrote this account as part of a larger post in 2004, 12 years ago. I’ve sanitized it a bit, […]

Big changes.

Raymond Burnes, Allison’s son and the young man I have proudly claimed and loved as my own family for 9 years, has come to the decision that he’s going to […]

Sometimes I wonder what the great poet Robert Burns would say if he were alive today. I mean, besides, “OCH! Le’me oot of this box, ye rascals!” Last night, sitting […]

Just for a minute, because I need to vent. If you don’t like bare souls, this’d be a great time to click away and find a funny cat picture or […]

In Search of Popcorn

Since I was a kid, I have loved popcorn. I’m crazy about the stuff. I remember making it with my family, enjoying it while watching movies or just the regular […]

It’s been a while, Dad. Nigh on 30 years, I guess. I’m telling you, Dad, the way the world has changed in those three decades is something you’d have to […]

Woof.

That beautiful girl to the left is Penny. I’m told her full name is Penelope P. Piddlesworth, but I’ve never called her anything but Penny. The title of this post […]

I want to go back. I miss the cool, late summer nights of my early teen years in Virginia, lying in bed, the only light coming from the pilot lamp […]

CDAA footprint

Taking road trips to see interesting things is something that’s as natural to me as breathing. I think a lot of people are probably wired that way; it’s just my […]

Remember Lawrence Baker? Back in March of 2012, I had never heard of the fellow, but he put himself solidly on my radar by threatening my life and livelihood through […]

I found myself with a Saturday that was completely unspoken for this past weekend, and Raymond expressed a strong desire to get out of the house for a while. We […]

I hate digging up new WordPress templates, but I thought a slight change in the look of the blog was in order, because I’m changing some other things, too. You’ll […]

[I started writing this article over two years ago. I’ve finally taken the time to go back and clean it up, removing some content that didn’t make sense anymore and […]

In the world of live sound reinforcement, it seems that a multitude of small bands, worship teams, and musical groups are forever striving for that coveted, “crappy” sound that’s become […]

Payola

I’ve been giving a lot of thought over the past few days to the nature of the music industry. Most of that thought has probably been provoked by the show […]

Renthead

People who know me in any way other than casual acquaintance are probably well aware that my favorite musical is RENT, but to call it my favorite musical is to […]