Washington Versus Jefferson

My first hero in life was George Washington. In third grade I wrote a book report about him and focused on his astounding leadership-by-example skills, which inspire me to this day. I was also uplifted by his unshakeable moral character, his physical prowess, and his...

A Greek Triumph and Tragedy

Andy George was one of the most creative people I ever met. From musician to electronics technician to product craftsman, he liked to put things together. I only knew him the last several years of his life, and frankly, there is a lot that I did not know about him....

Meeting Jimmy Page

Wednesday, November 5, 2014,  was one of those days I have dreamed about ever since I was 14 years old, when Led Zeppelin became my favorite band: meeting Jimmy Page. When Page’s 500 page photographic autobiography book came out on October 14, I went to the Barnes...

Reason in Rock

In the annals of rock history, no band has championed reason and heroism in words and action with as much consistency and longevity as the Canadian power trio, Rush. Superior ability is a key quality of heroism. Exemplifying this as musicians’ musicians, bassist and...