The lights go down and nothing is visible except clouds of smoke wafting gently throughout the auditorium. The crowd begins to stir. As I squint at the stage, about 20 yards from Jimmy Page’s colossal stack of amps which are humming and crackling, four shadowy figures make their way to their respective stations. The collective murmur broadens into an ascending roar. And now John … Continue reading Rock And Roll
First of all a disclaimer. I do not advocate the use of psilocybin, lysergic acid diethylamide, cannabis or any other mind altering/expanding substance. That being said… I love Auburn. Anybody that knows me would surely reply “DUH” or some other equally inane term if you or I told them that. But after spending the fall of 1970 and the winter and spring of 1971 … Continue reading One Toke Over The Line
“Once in a while you get shown the light in the strangest of places if you look at it right.” From Scarlett Begonias – Grateful Dead Continue reading “Once in a whil…
See Me, Feel Me We now leap back in time to September of 1970. My daddy and I are headed down College Street in The Loveliest Village of the Plains and we pass the Baptist Student Union. He stays to me, “That’s a good place for you to hang out.” I snickered to myself and thought “That’s not gonna happen.” We turn on to Glenn … Continue reading See Me, Feel Me
The grace in your eyes, The beauty in your touch, Grants me the peace To go on in a world That is such A place so seemingly devoid Of purpose and of truth And tempts me to Loosen my grip On all that is holy and pure But the grace in your eyes, The beauty in your touch, Grants me the peace To go on … Continue reading The Grace in Your Eyes
Fast forward to the dogs days of the summer of 1977. Melodye with an E & me were married (another story for a another time) July 17th. Now here it is August and we’re moving to Ft. Worth, TX. I spent the fall of 1976 as a seminary student in Ft. Worth at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary with a male roommate, Kenny Alford (yet … Continue reading Does Ft. Worth Ever Cross Your Mind ?
Now awake with bleary eyes, Stiff neck, aching hip And a sense of doubt and Confusion. Walk outside to rainy skies, Brisk winds, cold ground And the chill of earth’s Intrusion. And then, as if on cue A bird’s tune Dances lightly On the moist Canvas Of God’s imagination And Once again… Grace Continue reading Grace
“May Day is related to the Celtic festival of Beltane and the Germanic festival of Walpurgis Night. May Day falls half a year from November 1 – another cross-quarter day which is also associated with various northern European paganisms and the year in the Northern Hemisphere – and it has traditionally been an occasion for popular and often raucous celebrations.” This information on May … Continue reading May Day