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The anti Jack Sprat

Sometimes I wish that I was one of those people with depression that when they were depressed, they had no appetite and ate nothing at all. I’m quite the opposite, eating everything in sight trying to fill a void that … Continue reading

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A second chance

Ben Rector’s “Brand New” made my best-of 2016 compilation and has been a favorite of mine ever since.  I discovered it back in January of 2016 and found out about it only because Bandsintown app was recommending his Des Moines concert … Continue reading

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This one’s for me

I’ve been on a bit of an 80s Aretha Franklin kick tonight. Am I the only person on the face of planet Earth that remembers this song? Released in 1986, it seemed weird to me that Aretha Franklin was still … Continue reading

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Keeping anxiety at bay

I’m anxious about lots of things tonight. It’s been one of those kinds of days. The only trouble is I’ve had more of those days lately than I’d really like to have.  I know that I’m always going to be … Continue reading

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Mix CD Redux: Dan’s Tres Excellente CD

Once upon a time, probably in the spring on 1998 right after Ray Of Light was released, I made a mix tape and I cleverly called it “Dan’s Tres Excellente Tape.” I remember Heidi making fun of it because there … Continue reading

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Scaling back on concerts

Last year, I famously went to 10 different concerts. I enjoyed each and every one of them, but by the end of the year, I have to admit that I was pretty exhausted. I love the thrill of going to … Continue reading

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From 39 to 50

This is kind of a quick follow-up post on the first post of 2016, in which I vowed to increase my blogging output. WordPress had sent me an e-mail telling me that I had only made 39 blog entries for … Continue reading

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