In response to The Daily Post's writing prompt: "Last Words." You have the chance to write one last post on your blog before you stop blogging forever. Write it. Interesting concept. Last Words: Every culture and religion honours them in someway or another. So last blog... I don't think I could write a final blog … Continue reading Epitaph

The End of the Affair

In response to The Daily Post's writing prompt: "Fight or Flight." Write about your strongest memory of heart-pounding, belly-twisting nervousness: what caused the adrenaline? Was it justified? How did you respond? Easy give me a hard prompt. The day I ended it with Mary; it was a difficult  decision for me as I truly loved … Continue reading The End of the Affair



The theory of homeopathy, greatly oversimplified, is that like cures like.  I offer you four practitioners of the most healing art of heartfelt swing: Ray Skjelbred, piano; Marc Caparone, cornet; Beau Sample, string bass; Hal Smith, drums.

Here they pay tribute both to Jess Stacy and to those low-down (yet rocking) blues, in their version of Mister Stacy’s EC-STACY, recorded at the San Diego Jazz Fest on November 28, 2014:

I feel better now.  A dose of The Quiet Blues was just what the doctors ordered.

May your happiness increase!

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Mixed Doubles

In response to The Daily Post's writing prompt: "Clone Wars." Clone Wars If you could clone yourself, how would you split up your responsibilities The thought of two identical versions of myself would be simply to horrible to contemplate. However there is a fundamental flaw in the opening gambit as if someone were to make … Continue reading Mixed Doubles