Category Archives: friends

Family & Friends

Here are the lyrics to another song I wrote a long while ago. After another long while, maybe I’ll get brave enough to sing it for you… You know it’s always been family & friends Who can tell you how the … Continue reading

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A Sunny Afternoon — and Evening

Final of 3 posts about our recent adventure in England If we’d been treated like royalty back at Peckforton Castle, we were treated even better in East Finchley: like old friends. We relaxed with our hosts, Hank & Kelle, in … Continue reading

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Once upon a fairy-tale wedding

First of 3 posts about our recent trip to England “We can’t go.” Our friends James & Kara had invited us to their wedding — in an English castle, no less, near James’ hometown of Chester. But our finances basically forbid … Continue reading

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Graduation, 1944

‘Tis the season of graduations, college and high school alike. In the spirit of the season and commencement speakers, I’m turning over this post to a guest blogger: my mom, and her high school commencement speech, given as valedictorian of the … Continue reading

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Pie Fights on the Psych Ward

Nothing quite like a good old-fashioned pie fight to relieve tension. The first time I put a pie in somebody’s face, it was my my brother’s friend and roommate, Neil. He got it during his first appearance as head of … Continue reading

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Granddad Pranks an Old Hog Farmer

My granddad, G.M.C. Massey, didn’t write much in his memoirs about his days of youthful mischief, but this one story seems appropriate for an April Fools Day. There was a funny incident happened during the time that I was boiling off … Continue reading

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SXSW — Music, music everywhere…

I spent most of a week chasing music around the edges — and sometimes the beastly middle — of SXSW, with old friends in from out of town. Usually, having gotten my dose of inspiration and exhaustion during SXSWedu, I avoid the … Continue reading

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