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Love is Dead. Long Live Love.

Love is Dead. Long Live Love.

Almost twenty-five years ago — back when I was in college — a professor of mine mentioned how Shakespeare’s love stories were losing their impact. Students in the 90s weren’t as able to relate. Something had changed even in the thirty years or...
Woman-Hating in Kentucky

Woman-Hating in Kentucky

I still can’t share all of it. I can’t tell you what happened. It’s been more than twenty years, but some wounds take even longer to heal. Some never do. I’ll only say that whatever I said back then was what I truly, desperately wished was true...
The Tube Amplifier of Happiness

The Tube Amplifier of Happiness

See this? It’s an HH Scott Tube amp. I’ve owned two of them. When I moved into my mountain lair in 2005, the house was almost a time capsule. It came pre-wired for sound because swank people in the ’60s did that sort of thing — even in their...
Love is a Confrontation

Love is a Confrontation

People — especially young people — love love. They love being in love. And that’s lovely. However, if I hear another person go off on how they love another person “because” of this or that, I’m going to jump out a window....