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Johnny B Goode

Johnny B Goode

Everywhere I went today, people were talking about Chuck Berry. In the church parking lot, at the little Mexican restaurant my mom and I go to breakfast, at my songwriters’ meeting, at the gym and later in the evening at dinner. Everybody had a story, something they had heard about […]

Lent

Lent

 

I went to church today, Ash Wednesday, with my mother. We arrived on time and I said hello and shook hands with Mike, the usher usually stationed on the east side of the church. We took our place in the last pew of the front section of the church, prayed the Confitor, listened […]

Ellen’s Accessories: An Immigrant’s Story

The year was 1952, and the “forgotten” war had morphed into a stalemate, concentrated in and around the Korean 38th parallel. Names designating battles like White Horse, Old Baldy, Triangle Hill and Mig Alley were becoming inked into the history books in blood as the casualties on both sides mounted. Intransigent military commanders, government leaders […]