‘Poems, Prayers & Promises’ and Longings

Growing up, my dad enjoyed listening to John Denver records, especially his classic Poems, Prayers & Promises (1971), which included major hits like “Sunshine on My Shoulders” and “Take Me Home, Country Roads”. After my father passed away, I inherited many of his old vinyl records, including his John Denver collection. At first I listened to … More ‘Poems, Prayers & Promises’ and Longings

Peaceful Warfare

My senior year of high school I took part in a dodge ball tournement during Spirit Week. As I ran around the gym floor dodging hard-thrown orbs, I smiled at the exhilaration and thought, “You know, this is like warfare for high schoolers.” Think about it, you release all your aggression, you can lay the … More Peaceful Warfare