Groundhog Day – The Last Fairy Tale To Die

Groundhog Day – The Last Fairy Tale To Die

It’s Groundhog Day.

Groundhog Day was one of the last, if not the last fairy tale to die in my younger days.

Long after Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny and the Tooth Fairy had been exposed as frauds, I still clung to Groundhog Day.

My main beliefs about Groundhog Day really weren’t passed down to me by my parents or my grandparents although they never did anything to deter my belief in the myth.

It was my own naïve, country boy view of the world that I never shared with anyone until I was much older.    When I still believed in the myth of Groundhog Day and his weather prognostication abilities no one really talked about it so I just thought everyone believed as I did.  Then when I realized just how wrong I was about it I may have been too embarrassed to tell anyone.  But as you get older you just don’t care what others think. Continue reading

Lowered The Bar, Again

Lowered The Bar, Again

I have written a number of posts about how mass media, and we as a society have trivialized our lives.  Perhaps it’s more like how we have lowered the bar, lowered the standards so we can all be special, a special kind of stupid.

I came across another wonderful example of this in the fall of 2016.

I was channel surfing and just happened to land on a commercial for that wildly popular show “The Walking Dead”, of which I’ve never watched one episode.  I just don’t get the whole “zombie” premise.

Normally I would have blown right by this commercial but my daughter was a big fan of the show so I stopped to see what they were saying. What they said surprised me.  It was something in all my years of TV viewing, which in my younger days was a lot of viewing, I had never heard. Continue reading

Beatles Being Beatles

Beatles Being Beatles

I have written about the apostle Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians and how he understood the concept of the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.

One of the examples I cited in that post was the Beatles.  Their individual talents were good but when they were combined they achieved something greater than any one of them could have ever achieved as a solo artist.

Today I thought I would once more write about the Beatles.

The Beatles were a huge influence on my music and my life.  They set me and just about every musician from my generation on the path of a musical journey. Continue reading