Albuquerque at Twilight. Photo by Sean Pavone on Shutterstock.

So many great songs about cities have been written and recorded. But in the songwriting process, you have to consider syllables, where the accents are, the cadence, and whether the city is redeeming enough to write a song about.

We have “By The Time I Get To Phoenix,” “Leaving Las…

Image by the Author. Map via Buzzfeed.

To love geography is to be curious about the world around you.

Most all of us geek out on something. Maybe it’s just something we don’t talk about. I geek out on all things about airplanes, airlines, and airports. Music/pop culture is probably my second favorite interest. And geography is…

Pop Culture for the Ages

1960 Volkswagen ad created by DDB (Doyle, Dane, Bernbach). It contains the essential elements of the time (headline, image, body copy) used in print advertising.

A lot of people hate advertising. Hate. It.

I’m not one of those people. But, for some stupid reason (another reason why I qualify as a geek), I remember the words to a good number of advertising jingles of yore. I often find myself singing or humming random advertising jingles…

If this pot had a name, it would have to be “Purple Haze”! Marijuana can give you lots of ideas—a photo by Diyahna Lewis on Unsplash.

Medium writers tell us we should write to the following tags because they’re what most people are reading:

  • Life
  • Self
  • Love
  • Writing
  • Short Stories/Short Form

I was going to write this article in short form. It once had less than 150 words, and now IDGAF. …

Pop Culture for the Ages

The Ewings. Photo from my Pinterest collection.

During college, I was never a big TV watcher. Between classes and homework and the umpteen part-time jobs I had, there wasn't any time.

But on Saturday night, one show everyone stopped for was "Saturday Night Live." …

The days of frivolous spending are over

750+ messages are not good for your psyche. Photo by Dean Gambier on Wikimedia Commons.

This is a new paragraph. This is the first short-form story I’ve written. I guess the publication to which I submitted it was not enamored. Maybe it’s not my thing. But it’s hard to come to a conclusion based on one article. …

Oprah wins! February 26, 1998. Photo by Amarillo Globe-News as featured in texastribune.org.

“I am in this courtroom to defend my name. I feel in my heart I’ve never done a malicious act against any human being.” ~Oprah Winfrey

If you had to guess who the biggest celebrity in the world is, my money would be on Oprah. What is celebrity anyway? To…

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I write stories about my interests: music, pop culture, my late son, geography, gardening, the Southwest, drought/climate change, aviation, and gay culture!

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