Category Archives: Music

15 classic metal albums whose titles are less dark than the Washington Post’s new motto

The Washington Post unveiled a cheery new motto this week: “Democracy dies in darkness.” The phrase now appears beneath the newspaper’s name on its website and Snapchat Discover page, although it has yet to make its way into the print … Continue reading

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A letter to my son on his graduation

Dear Chase, Congratulations on your high school graduation. Where to begin? All the years come suddenly to this moment and I am proud, I am thankful, I am emotional, I am nostalgic. And there is in me the dawning realization … Continue reading

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30 Days of Peace. 18

We can can make a difference. We can change the world. We just have to try. There are so many ways to bring Peace to the world. To make the world a better place.

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30 Days of Peace. 17

Don’t Want To Be an American Idiot. Oddly I was not in the USA when I first heard this song. It was getting HUGE airplay in Italy at the time. This song was strongly opposed by some people in the US … Continue reading

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A song on the radio can bring back the past with fierce (if mercifully transitory) immediacy. A first kiss, a good time with your friends, or an unhappy life passage. I can never hear “Born to Run” by Bruce Springsteen … Continue reading

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Change The World

Lately I haven’t been sleeping particularly well. I wake up at 4 a.m., and all I could think of is “What am I doing with my life?” I am in my late 40s and living a pretty great life. I … Continue reading

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Give Peace A Chance

“War is hell,” said General Sherman.  I come from a LONG LINE of draft dodgers and pacifists so when my mother said,  “Tony, you should stay the hell away from war. You would NOT do well in it.”Mom knew what … Continue reading

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