Blogging in E minor
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Posts Tagged ‘The 80’s

The Metal Years

February 3, 2011

For better or worse, the 80’s made me what I am today. The hard knocks I experienced during this Aqua Net encrusted decade turned me from an insecure, suburban misfit with very few prospects into the self-starting, problem-solving leader I am today.


The Year Mother Cancelled Christmas

December 18, 2010

Grandma had always been the driving force behind Christmas. Sure, she overspent and took spoiling her grandchildren to unprecedented levels. That was because she was all about giving. Grandmother always put others first, and it brought her true joy to see people happy. She was Mother Christmas.

Infamy and Irony

December 7, 2010

I frequently remind the teachers I supervise of my plight as a teen. Sure I had more than my share of issues that got in my way; nevertheless, I was permitted to fall through the cracks without a second thought. It is my belief that if all of my teachers had invested five minutes per week in me, I would have graduated from high school.

If I Were an Internet Predator . . .

September 10, 2010

I gave her a hug and told her I loved her. I tried to communicate the unrelenting sense of devastation that parents of missing children endure. How could we even think of going about our lives without her?

How I Met My Muse, Part II: Awkward at Best

July 18, 2010

At one point in the evening, I was in front of a mic introducing a song when somebody shouted: “I know you! We went to Homecoming together freshman year in high school!”

Of course, this could only be one person.

The Lemon Sucker’s Bogus Ticket Scam, Part II: You Just Can’t Make This Stuff Up!

June 13, 2010

And just as soon as we finished our set, Gethsemane’s overzealous road crew whisked our gear away. I went to turn off my amp, only to find it gone. I hastily vacated the stage area to avoid being run over by castle turrets, Marshall stacks and a drawbridge.

The Lemon Sucker’s Bogus Ticket Scam, Part I: The Power of Positive Thinking

June 10, 2010

It was a dream-come-true being there. During an idle moment, I walked out on the same stage where I had seen many of my favorite bands perform over the years. Awestruck, I looked out into the vast expanse of empty seats before me. In less than two weeks, we would be playing there!

The Tattletale

April 17, 2010

While we were growing up, my sister, Celeste, was the world’s biggest tattletale. Regardless of the severity of any transgression committed by my brother or me, the first indication of any wrongdoing was greeted with: “Ummmm, I’m telling . . . .” And it made no difference whatsoever whether said offense concerned her in any […]

Takkic’s Top Picks

February 27, 2010

In the days leading up to my 20th post, I was determined to come up with something fitting. In less than three months’ time, Blogging in E minor’s readership has grown from a meagre handful to upwards of 70 hits per week. Wow! The creative fulfillment I get from this avocation has been intensely mood altering if not, […]

A Box Full of Pennies and a Dream, Part IV: 25 Years Later in Inconclusive Retrospect

February 18, 2010

I hope that I never need to know how to beg for money or gas vouchers, but I learned that it is possible to survive when you have next to nothing.