Category Archives: Reflective

Moby’s Memoir and Alternative Histories

I bought tickets to see Sting and Peter Gabriel last winter, and to my surprise, an introductory subscription to Rolling Stone came with them. Paging through the magazine, I came across an ad for Moby’s memoir, Porcelain. I only knew … Continue reading

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Opening the Ears to Prince

My brother from another mother, Matt Lanza, does sum it up well. We watch the passing of these pop/rock performers, and for many of us, we watch another little piece of our youth go with them. Prince was different. Which, of course, … Continue reading

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Scott Weiland and the Past

There has been a lot of death in the news recently. A friend shared what Billy Corgan of Smashing Pumpkins wrote when he found out about the death of Scott Weiland, the troubled singer best known for fronting Stone Temple … Continue reading

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5 People I’d Like To See Again

Earlier this year, I changed career paths, moving my family from southern Virginia to southeastern Pennsylvania. I suppose in quieter moments, it was inevitable to look back and see what has gotten me to this point in my life. With … Continue reading

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North and South, Book 2

To a mother, who brought him her two sons, loudly expressing her hatred of the North, Lee said, “Madam, don’t bring up your sons to detest the United States Government. Recollect that we form but one country now. Abandon all … Continue reading

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The Change

During the summer of 1995, my fiancée (now wife) and I were driving home to Washington, DC after attending a friend’s wedding in Boston.  She was testing and evaluating weather sensors for NOAA at Dulles Airport, and I was writing computer … Continue reading

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An Extraordinary Man – Taken Far Too Soon

Shock. Grief. We got word this afternoon that our Deacon and friend, Joe Marotta, drowned while on vacation with his family. It is a vivid and painful reminder that life is not fair. Joe leaves behind a tremendous and tenacious … Continue reading

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