Rest in Power, Lisa Marie Presley

Elvis Presley’s only child, Lisa Marie, passed away unexpectedly yesterday at age 54. While her father makes a brief appearance in It Happened in Memphis, the plot of that book takes place years before Lisa Marie’s birth.

May her memory be a blessing for her family.

Rest in Power, Jeff Beck …

If you read my memoir, Music, Mayhem, and Bad Decisions, or followed the By Special Request series on this blog, you know that I have had the singular pleasure of seeing Jeff Beck perform. He passed away yesterday, at age 78, after a sudden bout with bacterial meningitis.

Here’s one of my favorite performances, in which Jeff Beck and Imelda May pay tribute to recording pioneer Les Paul.

Frequently Asked Question: What’s the Good Word?

Hi, everyone. It’s the first Wednesday of the month, which means it’s time for a question from the Insecure Writers Support Group.

insecure2bwriters2bsupport2bgroup2bbadgeDo you have a word of the year? Is there one word that sums up what you need to work on or change in the coming year?

You know, I have friends who do this, but I don’t. I just keep trying to be a decent person, knowing that sometimes I’ll fall short of the mark. I guess the closest I come to having a word is summed up in this Beatles tune. Enjoy!