Five years ago on this day a man who was and remains special to me exited this world. It was the ultimate shock, even though I had dreamt of just those circumstances, him dying suddenly, more times than I dare to admit now. Those dreams would inevitably lead to me crying in my sleep and … Continue reading Forever, Michael
I still remember exactly where I was when I found out, sitting in my rocking chair with the TV on mute, trying to make sense of something that made absolutely no sense. In a coma. No chance of coming out of it. Dead. Brain dead. Officially dead. Those words scrolled across the bottom of the screen, interspersed with “The King of Pop,” “Series of dates,” “Los Angeles,” and “coroner’s office.” And I sat there as mute as the television set, with tears brimming in my eyes that just wouldn’t come. Not then. It was too fresh, too unreal to be real.
Michael Jackson was dead. And the world would never be the same again. MY world would never be the same. Continue reading “When Michael Jackson Died”
J.K. Rowling released a book last fall, The Casual Vacancy, that garnered instant hostility from critics and fans alike. It is an interesting novel, set in England, revolving around complex characters who are all trying to benefit from a grand situation that has just fallen into their laps. Except that it’s not really a grand … Continue reading The J.K. Rowling Syndrome
Twenty-one years ago, in the fall and winter of 1991/1992, one of the most heated battles of all time was taking place. The combatants were a couple of veterans and a newcomer, all with the spirit of competition in their veins. Twenty-one years ago, in the fall and winter of 1991, the battle for chart … Continue reading Twenty-One Years Ago