Editorials and Country Musings
I don't know how many country songs I've heard in my lifetime. I guess a gazillion would be a conservative estimate. I do know that out of that number, there are only a handful of songs that never, no matter how many times I've heard them, lose their ability to emotionally get to me. It might be goosebumps or a lump in the throat. It might be more embarrassing that that - that's right, tear duct activity. I wonder why these songs retain their power and other songs that once affected me now leave me cold, but I'm not going to try and figure out why here. ...
Recently, I started going back and rereading books that meant a lot to me as a child or as a young man. Obviously, I'm a different person now than I was when I encountered these works, and it's interesting to compare my reactions now to my reactions then. For instance, I used to just devour the Carter Brown Mystery books. I had dozens of them, and I loved them all, mainly for the witty repartee, the naughty parts and those gorgeous Robert McGinnis covers. Unfortunately, today I find them ...