I am having a wonderful time in Norway with my two boys. And the bag full of Springsteen CD’s I got for Christmas! It is so wonderful to go into a music shop and see this long row of CD’s just waiting … Tom Joad, 18 Tracks, BS in concert, Live at the Main Point, The collection 1973-1984 to share with the friend who is going with me to Continue reading
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I was not raised with confidence, but with fear. Of course, today I can totally understand it. My dear mother was married when she was nothing but an innocent teenager to a man 25 years older. I will never know, but I do believe there was some financial compensation in it for her very poor parents. Not a question of hard cash changing hands, but probably an advantage in her family’s quest to acquire their own piece of land.
My father died when I was a preschooler and my only recollection of him is of an old and very sick man. But he must have been totally besotted by Continue reading
Of the many things I have learned from Bruce, the idea of striving for a dream is certainly one of the most prominent. And where is a better place to start than at the dream of seeing him live?
After much thought (and a few tears) I have decided to let the Norway part of the dream go. Painful, but necessary. But today, thanks to a dear friend (whom I have met exactly once), we got tickets for Sunderland and Manchester! And already I know about one blood Continue reading