Category Archives: Music

The Ride of the New Valkyries

Should you ever hear The Ride of the Valkyries booming from speakers in Lawrence, Topeka and even Kansas City, be warned. Remember the scene in Apocalypse Now when a squadron of helicopters swept in with loud speakers booming out Wagner’s classical … Continue reading

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From Fruits and Nuts to Dreamland

While walking a golf course in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, in mid-May, the mother of a golfer from Southern Charleston University struck up a conversation with me. Filled with pride over her son and the school playing in the NCAA Men’s Golf … Continue reading

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The Songs In My Heart

Happy anniversary, Laura. Tonight, we will celebrate another year of an amazing marriage, in our very special way. Our 13th. I know you would be happy for me to just express my love to you in private, but you also … Continue reading

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Got, Got, Got, Got No Time

Finally, my annual post based on a song that deals with time. This year, Guess Who’s No Time is my song of choice. Originally released on an album in 1969, a reworked tune with an up tempo beat made it releasable … Continue reading

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When Kingdom Comes

Aloe Blacc’s song The Man is one of those songs that besides being popular with general listeners is played constantly in the sports arenas and stadiums where Laura and I work. Should you not know the song from general listening, … Continue reading

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Our Kind Of Town – Chicago

Shortly after Laura and I arrived in downtown Chicago on a recent Sunday night, masses of people filled the sidewalks. The 2013 NHL Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks finished off Edmonton 5-4. Fans happily made their way home all decked … Continue reading

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Truckin’

There were times in Laura’s and my life when getting up for an insanely early morning flight meant never going to bed. We would have just kept on Truckin’ as the Grateful Dead once sang. Those days are long gone, … Continue reading

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A Harmonious Gallop Through The Flint Hills

The glorious history of the U.S. Cavalry often recounts legendary rides of valor in the Flint Hills of Kansas in the times of the “Old West.” Saturday, the Cavalry delivered again by playing a major role in the annual day … Continue reading

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Birthday Boys (and Girl)

Who has not looked at a list of people born on their birthday? It is always fun to discover some sports star, celebrity or world-renowned figure shares the same birth date. Well, tomorrow is my birthday, so I looked. With my … Continue reading

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Gone Riding

If love can make the world go around, then love can make a bicycle wheel go around as well. The video above might be about a boy pedaling his bicycle around, but its creation came out of love that makes the … Continue reading

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