Review: Restoration

I’m pleased to be able to offer a review of the incredibly creative album Restoration: Reimagining the Songs of Elton John and Bernie Taupin. This is, of course, the Nashville edition of the two-part tribute album, the other half of which is Revamp, a pop-centered collection of Elton covers. As a life-long southerner and long-time…

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REVAMP: Review

I’ve been an Elton John fanatic for a long time (I think it goes without saying I’m also obsessed with Bernie Taupin), and for all of us super fans, this has been a year of mixed emotions. Hearing Elton announce his last tour was not totally unexpected, but he’d been doing shows for so long…

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I Want to Believe

I’ve always been fascinated by the idea of life on other planets. Growing up watching the X-Files, I think there is a generation of us who became mildly obsessed with the idea of extraterrestrial life. I don’t even know what I’d say my feelings on the issue are for certain. I have a lot of…

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Dreams

Do you ever remember your dreams? I’m one of those people who has vivid dreams more or less every night. In the morning, I wake up with images and recollections of my dreams that quickly take me back down the rabbit hole of the story. Even after my mind has acclimated to the day, I…

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Dog Therapy

I am a lifelong dachshund person, and right now I have two miniature black and tan dachshunds named Rigby ¬†and Sadie. They have ingratiated themselves to our family and are like little kids to us. Lately, Rigby has been on a journey of healing that has been at times inspiring and hopeful, and at other…

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Challenging White Supremacy

During the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, VA, I felt compelled to share my disgust, but I kept coming up empty handed on how to voice a sentiment so basic that I’ve never really needed to put it into words. “I don’t support white supremacy” seemed like something I would never need to clarify. Not…

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Inward Loss

This is a personal post about something that happened to me long ago that I think most people can relate to. I’ve thought of it many times over the years, but I’ve never really looked at it through writing. This is more of a journal entry than anything else, but I hope it connects with…

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