Monthly Archives: January 2020

Rhodesian Eulogy I

On the drive home, Gabe named the pup, Cassie. To this day, he doesn’t recall why.  Maybe it was something in the nature of the puppy that subconsciously spoke to him. All I know is that the way he cradled that pup revealed a capacity for even greater gentleness and affection. He stroked and cuddled the pup, and whispered child confidences to her. They laid down a marker on that ride home. They were to become best buds. Devoted companions.


Influenced by surroundings, music, like water, seeks its level. Sometimes it rocks, sometimes it rolls, and sometimes it regresses and spews muck to shore. Or, sadly, in this case, Grunge to Seattle’s Alki beach.