At 12:24 this morning local time in NYC the sun reached it’s highest point over the north pole, and its lowest over the south pole, then stood still in the sky. It didn’t actually stand still but, according to Wikipedia, “the word solstice is derived from the Latin sol (sun) and sistere (to stand still),Continue reading “Solstice”

Goodbye 2014

  2014 was a strange, sad year, full of goodbyes. Here’s one last one, to the year itself. Don’t let the door hit you on the ass on the way out, 2014. Next! Bring it on 2015! This farewell song was written by Paul McCartney in 1969 and performed by Mary Hopkin as aContinue reading “Goodbye 2014”


In 1968, Paul McCartney (“Sir” to his friends) used this unique and lyrical acoustic guitar progression as an ornate frame for his lyrics. About the lyrics: “I was in Scotland playing on my guitar, and I remembered this whole idea of ‘you were only waiting for this moment to arise’ was about, you know, theContinue reading “Blackbird”