Spring in West Virginia

Spring in West Virginia. It’s the middle of April and there’s 2 inches of snow on the ground. This is not the trip I envisioned. March is supposed to be the windy month, but the wind has blown hard every day we’ve been here. It blew the canoe against the current and up into the … Continue reading Spring in West Virginia

Alternative to Strife in Politics

When I was younger, like my parents and the majority of other West Virginians, I was a Democrat. The first time I voted was in the primary of 1976. My mother got a job for me driving those without transportation to the poles. The organization I was driving for was one of the democratic factions. … Continue reading Alternative to Strife in Politics

A Hurricane is Brewing in My Heart

My wife and I fell in love at Disney Springs. I remember the exact moment. It was during the 3rd song we danced to played by one of the various bands set up around the lake. Since that first night, I've often wondered why these musicians haven't become household names. They sound as good, maybe better, than the musicians performing on the award shows. Valentine's night Mary and I returned to Disney Springs. My old buddy Jack Daniels was talking to me as Mary and I enjoyed the sounds of Mighty Swell, who played in an open venue on the sidewalk, and Crystal at the bar next to Planet Hollywood, when the thought occurred to me that all these musicians were missing was their own original music. So as we sat listening to Crystal's clear, ringing voice, I wrote the female version of the poem/lyrics that follow. While I was writing I was getting a lot of encouragement from my old buddy Jack. I was sure I'd penned a #1 hit Valentine's night. Not so sure now. But maybe you'll enjoy and maybe, just maybe, someone will put it to music. Wouldn't that be grand?