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Taking a Sponge-Bath with B.B. King’s Band

Taking a Sponge-Bath with B.B. King’s Band

RIP to B.B. King. Eighty-nine years is still a long time for anyone, but especially a touring musician. But then many bluesmen have reached their professional peaks long after any “normal” retirement age. Maybe there’s something to be said for music...
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 French Riviera By Rail

The French Riviera By Rail

You need to be aware of what your kids are reading when they’re fourteen or fifteen. Whenever I meet someone who’s convinced everything would be right in the world if we all just listened to Ayn Rand, I have a standard question for them: “You read...
Travel While You are Still Young

Travel While You are Still Young

Delayed Gratification, sometimes you just don’t come through. Especially regarding travel. I’ve known too many people who worked very hard all their lives, just waiting to take their dream trip after retirement. I’ve known a few who died before they...
Why I Need Gasoline Therapy

Why I Need Gasoline Therapy

I can’t take it anymore. This sitting still is doing me in. I need gasoline therapy. I suppose if I owned a vehicle powered by diesel fuel, that would do as well. Diesels can be good because you can get more range from them. Range is essential for what I need....