Author Archives: soulmailing

I remember when food was fun

When I was a kid, Mom occasionally fixed us something for dinner called “city chicken legs.” We Honey kids thought this was a real treat. It was some kind of tasty meat on a stick, breaded and fried. They were … Continue reading

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1965: the best year in rock radio, ever

In the fall of 1965 I was an invalid. I injured my back playing football in the backyard and spent the next three months in a body cast, encased chest to knees in mummifying plaster. Don’t ask about the details. … Continue reading

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betrayed by my body, again

I always forget how much I hate being sick. It makes an otherwise normal life into an unpleasant chore, all the day and night long. The fact almost everyone does it at this time of year is little consolation. I … Continue reading

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Dr. Strange lives again: now cometh Cumberbatch

The Master of the Mystic Arts has arrived in the 21st Century, just in time to save the world from its dark forces. When my daughter, Emily, gleefully informed me that a Dr. Strange movie was finally going to be … Continue reading

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Christmas glows quietly this year

My tree is perhaps the prettiest it’s ever been, a perfect little Fraser fir plucked off the corner lot across from Meijer. It glows quietly this morning, its white and blue lights winking where Andrea thoughtfully draped them. My beloved Jumping … Continue reading

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star of wonder, time of light

As the days grow darker, longer, I have to remind myself: the light is coming. By this I don’t mean just the Winter Solstice, Dec. 21 for us this year, when the longest night of the year gets things as … Continue reading

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feeding back, feeding others, feeding soul

Jammin’ at Founders (photo by Cheryl  Thompson Schuch)  The week started loud, like I like it. Feedback 2014: What a blast. The Honeytones’ 20th anniversary gig to benefit Access, its food pantries and anti-poverty programs was every bit as glorious … Continue reading

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