Category Archives: Bruce Springsteen

Coming Home to Myself

For the ones who had a notion,A notion deep inside,That it ain’t no sin to be glad you’re alive . . . Bruce Springsteen, “Badlands”, 1977 A few months before Bruce Springsteen wrote his elegaic anthem “Badlands”, I left my … Continue reading

Posted in Alzheimer's, Autobiographical, Bruce Springsteen, Childhood, Courage, Creativity, Dementia, Education, Family, Freedom, Happiness, Home, Ideas, Knoxville, Love, Music, Op/Ed Thoughts, Tribute, Women, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Day the Music Lived

Buddy Holly’s quintessentially American music could have died with him in a plane crash in 1959. But the power of his idiosyncratic genius lives on. Our music is what defines us and our music is what saves us. Continue reading

Posted in Autobiographical, Bruce Springsteen, Childhood, Creativity, Freedom, Happiness, Ideas, Knoxville, Music, Op/Ed Thoughts, Tribute | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

I Will Remember

  A week ago, my sister Lisa called me and said our father had fallen on his way into his senior living facility after she and Mama had taken him outside. She said he crumpled, as if in slow motion, … Continue reading

Posted in Alzheimer's, Autobiographical, Bruce Springsteen, Childhood, Courage, Family, Happiness, Love | Tagged , , , , , , | 4 Comments

I’m a Dancing Girl

I have always been drawn to people and communities who dance. My theory is that when a culture loses its dancing–as a community–it loses its vitality, passion, and reason for living, what the French call raison d’ĂȘtre. Conversely when a … Continue reading

Posted in Autobiographical, Bruce Springsteen, Creativity, Dance, Happiness, Joy (Joie de General), Love, Music | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

The Music of Life

Image | Posted on by | Leave a comment

I’m a Dancing Girl

I have always been drawn to people and communities who dance. My theory is that when a culture loses its dancing as a community, it loses its vitality and reason for existing, what the French call raison d’ĂȘtre. Conversely when … Continue reading

Posted in Autobiographical, Bruce Springsteen, Creativity, Dance, Knoxville, Music | Tagged , , , , | 6 Comments