Essays Archive

Of ELO, my Daughter, and a Drive to Starbucks

My youngest daughter, to my delight, has taken a shine to the Electric Light Orchestra – so much so that she created a playlist of songs on YouTube that she can listen to. I believe this came

What’s Wrong with Liking Amy Grant?

In the early 1980s, Amy Grant was a giant in contemporary Christian music. Her soft, acoustic-driven gospel music reached millions of Christians who embraced her and artists like Petra, Sandi Patti and Michael W. Smith. She led a

Whatever Happened to… Dexys Midnight Runners?

Dexys Midnight Runners were the epitomy of a one-hit wonder: their single “Come On Eileen” reached number one in the UK, Ireland, Australia and the US. It was a monster hit known for its oddness – fiddles,