Does Marvin Gaye know what’s going on?

I’ve enjoyed blogging about each of the forty-five songs I refer to in my five books, and today I am writing the last of these posts. For no particular reason, “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” has that distinction. It occurs near the end of z2, when much of the group comes together for New Year’sContinue reading “Does Marvin Gaye know what’s going on?”

Good people doing what?

“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing” has got to be the best quote that no one actually ever said. That aside, most of us are looking at ourselves in the mirror these days and thinking that we are good people who are wondering what it isContinue reading “Good people doing what?”

Stand By Me: loyalty versus all kinds of other things

Does anyone doubt that a real friend is someone who will stand by you, no matter what? Does anyone doubt that there are times to walk away from a friend? We hold both statements as self-evident truths and seldom trouble our souls with the contradiction that is implied. Yet in personal and public life weContinue reading “Stand By Me: loyalty versus all kinds of other things”