Mustache

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The sun had just begun to light the tops of the trees that surrounded the gravel bar. It was one of those mornings that held the promise of a good day. The sound of the river mixed so perfectly with … Read More

Lights

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I believe I’ve told you how the holiday season can get me down. There was, however, one Christmas event that is hard to forget even though it was several years ago. Brewer and Shipley were invited to perform at the … Read More

Happy Holidays

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As I walked through Kroger looking for an autumn dinner, I noticed something that looked Santa-like peeking out from between the pumpkins.  I could feel it in my bones. Here comes the Grinch. That would be me. It’s not that … Read More

Blue Island Moon

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Boy meets girl. They fall in love. Eventually, the thrill is gone and she splits. The boy, when he thinks about her, can’t bring himself to understand that she has moved on to a new life without him. Or, perhaps … Read More

The Archives – 1969

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WARNING !!! Please read the story first. It contains a video of questionable quality. The video was found in a box in an old, damp crawl space. I had it digitized to see if there was anything there, and there … Read More

Flyin’ High

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I usually see life in stages. As an adult, I find myself looking back at clubs, tours or albums when I remember things. There was LaCava in Cleveland. There was Toronto. And later LA. And of course, there were the … Read More

A Kid’s Back Yard

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We all have memories of our childhood. Our friends. Our family and home. And those special moments and places that we couldn’t forget if we tried, and probably help structure who we have become. For some there was magic and … Read More

Please Don’t Send Me Home

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One Toke Tom has made it a point to keep as far away from politics as he possibly can in his writings. This story is not meant to be about politics at all. It is just a reaction to the … Read More

Heart to Heart

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This week’s offering is a video someone sent me years ago and I just found it. Michael and I were finishing our “Shanghai Album”. During that time we did a show with someone, country music star and tv host Stan … Read More

Weeds

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Isn’t it wonderful when things work out? The past year and a half Jan and I have been Covid hermits. We even had the bug early on and we are vaccinated but we have been spending a lot of our … Read More

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