Always the man!

No, I am not American and the election does not affect me directly.

Indirectly it will probably affect everybody.

I was also very far removed from the impact of Hurricane Sandy.

But my love and admiration for Mr Springsteen has grown via these two issues.

I just love his connection to his roots, his loyalty to where he comes from, the way he has a positive impact wherever he goes.

He may not be the Continue reading

Finally – the first song!

Last night I was really struggling to stay awake for Julian Garcia’s Groove it all night on Home Grown Radio NJ.  For me the programme falls between 4:00 and 6:00 (in our winter it’s from 3:00 to 5:00). Luckily I work from home, so I can indulge and allow myself a short nap any time of the day!
Last night was special. It felt like coming home after being away for three weeks and missing the previous programme. And then the cherry Continue reading

Ten years after the horror

After a wonderful week in nature, out of reach of cell phones or internet (thank heavens for my MP3 player!), I came back to the stark reality of what happened ten years ago and still feels impossible to believe (never mind understand). In 2001 I was struggling with life in general and depression specifically, so I protected myself by trying to avoid most news about what happened. But of course that was impossible. Today I remember three specific articles I read in the aftermath of 9/11. Each of them carried so much of the goodness that can come out of evil, that I was lifted up Continue reading