Tag Archives: The Joy of Life Gene Myers

Celebrating life–even at death’s door!

Whether it’s for gems to share with readers or to light the way in my personal quests, I am always searching for nuggets of wisdom. Sometimes I strike it big and they are revelations that seem like they should be … Continue reading

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How is enlightenment like a fish sandwich?

And then he stepped outside and it was still raining… It was a unique morning and he didn’t know what to expect from the rest of the day. But that probably meant the rain was fine, and it fit his … Continue reading

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Falling off a chair with comedian Steven Wright

If babies could keep diaries, what would they say? What if birds didn’t fall from the sky when they died? What would it look like if people were able to skate on the other side of the ice? What if … Continue reading

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How to use time travel to fix a thing or two

We’ve built an $8 billion Large Hadron Collider. Stephen Hawking has painted a picture of the universe’s fate far into the future and yet we’re no closer to controlling time than the caveman was to building a rocket. Still, that … Continue reading

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The Joy of Life: an interview with Brandi Carlile

“Brandi Carlile’s deep, emotive voice is instantly recognizable by the crack it inevitably hits just before liftoff,” I wrote in a music story for The Montclair Times. “With only three studio albums under her belt, Carlile has toured with the … Continue reading

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Column: An awesome singer to the right ears

As the CD of my new song plays, my singing sounds more soulful than Marvin Gaye. My voice has more character than Bruce Springsteen’s.  My harmonica wails sadder than Junior Wells’.  And I write better songs than Joni Mitchell. In … Continue reading

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Really, whose family isn’t dysfunctional??

Have you ever seen the “Saturday Night Live” skit that starts off with a generic family sitting together to celebrate a holiday? Continue reading

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