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Grandmother, What a Fascinating Brain You Have!

Livia Blackburn’s ebook From Words to Brain is a fascinating bit of reading… about reading. For those of us from literate societies, reading is a given. It’s easy. It even seems effortless. But the processes going on in our brain … Continue reading

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Growl Me To Sleep, Daddy

Music is not a universal language. But we continue to hold onto this widely-accepted myth. Music is indeed a language. It communicates, stirs emotions and elicits a response. And music is a universal phenomenon.  But language communicates consistently, and what … Continue reading

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An Old Man’s iPod

Well, I’m not really an old man. Baby Boomers will never admit to being “old.” I’m seasoned and mature. Not too terribly weathered. Lots of good years left. So no, not old. But then again, there ain’t no hip hop … Continue reading

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What My Hands Remember – 6

Another installment of my writing on my author friend Luis Alberto Urrea’s prompt “What Your Hands Remember.” The Dry Grit of Mexican Hillside Orphanages Dry, fine, gritty, reddish-brown dust. The soil from which the life of Tijuana springs. In your … Continue reading

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Gone Country

Just wrote a country song: My Girl’s Gone Country, But I’m Still Rock ‘n Roll It’s based on real life. After 30+ years of marriage, my wife got into Country Music, which I had always made a point of despising. … Continue reading

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What My Hands Remember – 4

Another installment of my writing on my author friend Luis Alberto Urrea’s prompt “What Your Hands Remember.” Pulling My Radio Antenna Up and Down Some memories are more mundane, but my hands don’t care. They remember just the same. One … Continue reading

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