All of Our Yesterdays

Had a dream last night…wait, come back. I’m not going to tell you about my dream, which was very lame. The point is, I was back in my old hometown of Madawaska, Maine. I lived there for the first six years of my life (10%). I obviously don’t remember a lot about the first 2-3 years, but I was given pretty free reign during the day when I was a little older and I had a good memory of the town’s layout, where our house was in terms of the town, and if pressed I could have drawn a map of the town that was pretty accurate. I only returned once after we moved, so I didn’t have a lot of contemporary images to help me.

It’s strange how I remember so much about those first years. In the internet age, I can look at Google Maps and see that my memory was excellent – I did remember the layout of the town pretty accurately (it’s not like the town has a lot of odd streets or anything).

Actually, I’ve always been good with directions and orienting myself in surroundings. There are places that I’ve visited one time and I can give accurate directions there. My wife (and sadly, my son) do not have that gene, so I am in charge of getting places. So it goes.

On today’s podcast, we start out palely with Procol Harum, the Dukes of Stratusphear, the Velvet Underground, Van Morrison, Erykah Badu, the Rings, Janis Joplin, Rufus Thomas, Carla Thomas, Eddie Floyd, Sam & Dave, the Emotions, Terence Trent D’Arby, the Beatles, and the Love Language.

This podcast is, as always, available to stream or download at There should be more content there, and I will try to put more things up this year. The podcast is also available to download as a podcast at your favorite podcast streamer – iTunes, Stitcher, etc. The podcast is called Check that out sometime. I welcome suggestions and comments, too – leave them as you will. Thanks for everything you do to encourage me.

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