Bobby’s Ashes

I was feeling grateful recently that Bobby and I were speaking. It had been at least 15 years. Bobby’s wife, Melanie, found me on Facebook—making it possible for our connection. Bobby and I were catching up, both of us pleased to be connected again, and when we were wrapping our conversation, discussing a plan to […]

The Fabbest Beatle Encounter Ever

I was 10 and acting busy wiping down my new 20 gauge shotgun in the living room of our home in Cayce, SC when the Beatles made their historic appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show. I had pulled the gun down from the rack purely as a diversion. I didn’t want my dad to see I was […]

A Strange Blue

When I heard you were killed 100 days in—there came a strange new blue over me, Frank. Took awhile to get my head around it. I know—I can hear you laughing, “Why you being sappy, Coop?” No way i could tell you what you meant to me in high school, Frank. You were the first […]