Looking for a mix that has one song for each of the 50 U.S. states?Â This isn’t it.Â Nor are any of these official state songs. (Or, at least, I don’t think they are.) Instead, this mix has 24 songs (one each for 23 states, plus one for DC), and some of them refer to
I am not nostalgic for my high school years.Â As a teen, I was acutely self-conscious, chronically insecure, often depressed.Â Yes, I also experienced a wider range of emotions (including joy and laughter) during those years, but my dominant impression of teen-age-hood is gratitude at having survived it. But I returned for my 25th reunion
On the first anniversary of Maurice Sendak’s passing, I’ve gathered here some posts for those who want to consider what he has meant and continues to mean – as an artist, a writer, and (for those who knew him) a friend. Â It’s strange to think that it’s been a full year since he passed away.