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A Celebration of 1979

Who knew that 1979 was the best year ever for music? To find out how I discovered this fact, you’ll need to hear a story first. At the tail end…

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Nothing Gold Can Stay, Including Presidents with Fake Tans

These days, there is very little I can control. Naturally, I turn my attention to the few things I can, like my teeth. Since December, I have faithfully worn Invisalign…

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Go Big Or Go Biden

If Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris, Amy Klobuchar, Pete Buttigieg, Corey Booker or really pretty much any of the 23 current Democratic candidates had been running in the primaries of 1992,…

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Supposed to be Writing a Song and instead…

I have: some chords, a prompt from Katryna, and the usual conceit that this needs to be the best song I’ve ever written. This is not helpful. Better by far…

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Goodbye, Mexico

My friend Beth DeSombre posted on my Facebook page this week. She said she dreamed that Katryna and I had released a new album called Goodbye, Mexico, and that it…

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The Tyranny of Stuff

I recently learned that the word “respect” means, literally, “to see (or look) again.” I am home after a weekend away. As is the case these days, a weekend of…

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On Purity

This past Ash Wednesday, I felt too sad to give up anything for Lent, feeling as Jimmy Fallon does, that instead, I will just give up. Ha ha. I wanted…

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To Banish Doubt

I have been waking at 2am, when all the demons are circling their fires, and as soon as they see they have my attention, they proceed to tell me that…

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How I Was Taken Captive By a FitBit Challenge

For months now, my friend Karen regularly invites all her friends to compete in a Workweek Hustle. The object, of course, is to be the one to get the most…