The Day the Music Died

At approximately 1:00 a.m. on the morning of February 3, 1959, a small plane took off from Mason City Municipal Airport in Mason City, Iowa. In addition to the pilot, Roger Peterson, three American rock and roll stars were aboard: Ritchie Valens, Buddy Holly, and J. P. “Big Bopper” Richardson. Valens won a coin-toss with [...]

The Kids of Islington Green School

Sometimes when the window in the office across the hall from my office is open, or I go outside with a cup of coffee, I can hear the kids playing at recess at the school across the street. I am always reminded of the kids on Pink Floyd’s Another Brick In The Wall (Part II), [...]

Nobody Here Remembers Vera Lynn

At the firehouse the other night after a run, one of the older members commented on the t-shirt one of the younger members was wearing. The t-shirt was for a fire company in Washington D.C. and pictured a pinup girl on it. The older guy commented it reminded him of pictures of Betty Grable that [...]