Music Fascination Exonerated – Part 3

Have you read the first and second part of this series? Music Fascination Exonerated – Part 1 | Music Fascination Exonerated – Part 2 Mr. Avery’s after-school music class didn’t last long. If I remember right, it didn’t even last a month. There just weren’t enough students interested to make it worthwhile. I wasn’t all …

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Have We Lost the Art?

Back in the dark ages before computers were born, when I was still a kid, I kept all of my writing and writing ideas in spiral notebooks. I kept them hidden under worthless school papers in the top drawer of my small desk that I had in my bedroom. Those were the days when I …

Morning Habits

This post is from a prompt at The Daily Post at WordPress. It's actually for the photographers, but I decided to try it as a lesson in showing with words. In the article, the reader is asked to show a daily habit. Seeing that many habits are just a few steps at the most, I …

Courtney’s Boys

When I’ve talked about my life as a kid, people have said that my life must have been sheltered because there weren’t any earth-shattering catastrophes, at least not until I was seventeen. (I won’t go into that now. I’ll tell that story another time.) My personal opinion is that I think they are dead wrong. …

Leaves of Flame

Being a fireman’s kid can put a real damper on many things that most kids get to experience. Anything that had to do with fire was classified as a taboo for my brother and me. We could watch someone else strike a match, start the coals going for a barbecue, or watch fireworks from a …

What Role Do I Play?

I’ve been think about this question for a while. Sometimes I almost get to an answer. It’s on the tip of my tongue. It’s going to be one of those things that my brain will register and bring forward at 2:34 in the morning. Then it’s gone. The answer has escaped once again, and heaven …