Archive for the ‘My Story’ Category

It’s Time

I think it’s time. The renewal date for this domain comes up like clockwork, every summer.  And for the last….oh, I don’t know….three, four, six years….I’ve hung onto it, even though my heart hasn’t been in it.  I’ve put up things here and there, gotten excited in fits and starts, but it just isn’t the […]


As some of you know who visit this site, the author of the sporadic posts here is from CT.  Actually, I am from Detroit, but I have lived for the last eight years in Monroe, CT, and it feels more like home than anywhere else I have lived. I have wanted often to write of […]

Keep Calm

We’re expecting ourselves a bit of a storm here in the Northeast over the next few days.  After storm preps are done, it’s pretty much time to wait it out and see how incredibly fucked seriously impacted we are.  For the next few days my solar charger and I will be making sure I can […]

“You meet a girl at a gig, and you do it.” Wha???

I still get Google alerts for Rick. Most often I quickly scan the two or three sentences of each article, and hardly ever click on the link. If I am busy these emails get deleted without even reading them at all; I figure if anything huge is going on, someone in my Facebook feed will […]

Review of “Songs For The End of the World” Part 1: Bad Fan

Well, Rick Springfield has a new record out. I said this to my daughter after watching The Voice the other night, which featured singers taking a stab at Rick’s classic, “Jessie’s Girl,” and she responded, “A what?” Because twelve year olds don’t call new releases records. Or albums. “A CD, honey.” “Oh,” she said, still […]

The First Time I Tried

The first time I tried to meet Rick was really the second time.  The first, really, being in the throng of girls assembled by the backstage door at Pine Knob Music Theater in September, 1984.  I was just shy of my fourteenth birthday, having gone to my first concert performed by my favorite (obsession? bordering […]