To Be a Patriot

“The distinctions between Virginians, Pennsylvanians, New Yorkers, and New Englanders are no more. I Am Not A Virginian, But An American!” ― Patrick Henry Throughout our history, the word patriot has been used is many fashions.  We hear the word used today, generally as a self-proclaimed label.  What exactly is a patriot, and how do we … More To Be a Patriot

America: Holiday (1974)

The fourth album by the folk-rock group, America.  Holiday followed the uninspiring and commercially weak, Hat Trick. The album featured the songs “Tin Man” and “Lonely People”, both top five hits, and the album rose to number three on the Billboard chart.  Holiday was the first of the group’s albums to be produced by George … More America: Holiday (1974)

Revolution?

You say you want a revolution Well, you know We all want to change the world You tell me that it’s evolution Well, you know We all want to change the world Lyrics by John Lennon How apropos since it is nearly Independence Day, since we are celebrating our own version of revolution. America is … More Revolution?

By Way of the Elm

Goodbye my old stalwart friend Nearly extinct by a tiny life force The mighty one unable to defend Strong and ripped like a race horse   On every American Main Street Tree houses and tire swings Every kid has climbed skyward Fanciful adventure rings   Many childhood days spent in the air Invisible in a … More By Way of the Elm