Tag Archives: John Lennon

Why Are We Here?

If you watch any number of nature documentaries – or, perhaps, simply observe the world around you – it becomes readily apparent that we exist in both a nurturing and an incredibly harsh environment. The earth is supportive of our … Continue reading

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What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up? (Part Nine)

Jackson Jackson was a good kid He had four years of college and a bachelor’s degree Started working when he was 21 Got fed up and quit when he was 43 He said, “My whole life I’ve done what I’m … Continue reading

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What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up? (Part Seven)

When they’ve tortured and scared you for twenty-odd years Then they expect you to pick a career When you can’t really function you’re so full of fear A working class hero is something to be… – John Lennon, “Working Class … Continue reading

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What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up? (Part Two)

My Childhood Answers to This Question Like most kids, I had a pretty rich fantasy life. Some of the things I imagined being “when I grew up” were: a superhero, a baseball player (for the Philadelphia Phillies), and a singer. … Continue reading

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An Interview With Billy Joel – March 25, 1996

The following events occurred in March of 1996.  I was 23 years old at the time, had graduated from Penn State nearly two years earlier, and was living in Nashville and pursuing my dream of being a professional singer/songwriter.  Billy … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the Eve of John Lennon’s 70th Birthday

When the Beatles officially split in 1970, I wasn’t even born yet.  Their impact on my life, however (not to mention the lives of countless others of every generation alive on the planet today), is immeasurable.  If you’re like me, … Continue reading

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