Circa 2018

My son, my eldest son, is 16 and he’s very taken with guitar, singing, rock and roll, and the like. Which of course seems entirely normal to me.

He came to me today with a worry that I immediately recognized-he said, “I had all these ideas for songs last week, but I don’t right now and that seems bad.”

Man, do I recognize that feeling. Sometimes the muse just isn’t interested in hanging out and some days she (it? they? he?) is practically vomiting ideas into your head. And it’s not a consistent situation and you can do everything in the book (daily writing practice, same meals…

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