Category Archives: nostalgia

Metal memories Part 2


Growing up, I pretended to be a muscle-bound metalhead rather than the puny nerd that I really was and during that period, I discovered Metallica with Master of Puppets. A buddy and I would do bench presses with Battery cranked … Continue reading

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Two more reminders of aging: So and Suits


I had two rude reminders of how time is whizzing by here in my 40’s. First, I randomly put Peter Gabriel’s So on my kid’s CD player while we played a card game together. He really loved it and did … Continue reading

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Bye bye D and The Dirtbombs


After a week of teaching in Detroit, I am on my way back home. I hadn’t been back to D in about 15 or 16 years I believe. I remember loads of rain but no burned out buildings. This time … Continue reading

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Miami memories


It was inevitable. The flood of memories into my psyche at the halfway point in my return trip to Miami was just a matter of time. It made me think about whether one can ever really go back home. At … Continue reading

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Just missed the boat…and memories of fishing in Miami


Off to a well-needed vacation with kid #1 and wife tomorrow. As previously mentioned, I may or may not be able to continue posting from Villars-sur-Ollons. Rest assured however, faithful reader, that you will get a full review of this … Continue reading

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ZZ Top, or surfing on the void


I suppose that I am still on my nostalgic music binge because I found myself listening to the ZZ Top discography in the car two weeks ago. As fond as my memories of that band are, it seems that with … Continue reading

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LUMS, Red&Bird and other Miami oddities


I grew up in unincorporated Dade County. That basically means on the wrong side of Red Road (not in the classy Coral Gables). It was a very interesting neighborhood at the time. There was, of course, the rich Gables with … Continue reading

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