Ratty Old T-shirt

I’ve got a t-shirt that’s 18 years old. I haven’t worn it often, because there’s a part of my brain that tells me I need to preserve it. To save it. That its life is finite, and every time I put it on, it’s that much closer to being gone forever. I’m quite sure it’s because that time in my life has faded into distorted memories, and the shirt is one of the few…

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In my head: “Lola Montez” – Volbeat

Iron Maiden was my introduction to heavy metal.  I was in high school at the time and thought very little of the genre, although I’d never really listened to enough of it to form an educated opinion.  But once I was introduced, I listened to “Piece of Mind” over, and over, and over on my Walkman.  Not only was it a solid album, which I used as inspiration for many RPG adventures,…

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In my head: “Longview” – Green Day

I have a love hate relationship with getting older. I was speaking with a friend the other day who indicated that she was looking forward to her 40’s, because then she might get some “goddamn respect.”  I remember feeling exactly the same way at one point.  But I’m here to tell you, upon reflection, it just doesn’t happen.  No matter how much older I get, I continue to run into…

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