Category: Memories


300 Words about Scars

Scars It is summer. A sun’s brilliance glistens on a ragtag pack of kids. We ride our bikes, struggling to climb the steep hill near the Pressley Farm. With noise and sweat, we make the cress. A snakish dirt road stretches beneath us. There is anticipation. A yell of exuberance,...

I miss the Ramones, Kings of American Punk

Sadly, in July 2014, Tommy Ramone passed away. He was the last original member of the Ramones. He follows band mates Joey, Dee Dee, and Johnny. However, as their story comes to an end, their music still lives on, as great music will. I feel a sincere sadness as I lose...

Best Parking Spaces, Kathleen Hanna

There are few advantages to a long (hopefully temporary) confinement to a wheelchair. One is obvious: I get the best parking spaces. Another allowed me to meet my hero, Kathleen Hanna. Her current band, The Julie Ruin, was performing at the Cat’s Cradle. I know the main parking lot to...