I thought it might be helpful to set some public goals for myself in terms of pieces I’d like to write in the next few months. So, for the loyal readers of this here blog (I know there are a handful of you), some things to look forward to (or not) in the coming months:
• An essay commemorating the 30th anniversary of the release of Bruce Springsteen’s Darkness on the Edge of Town.
• Should Del Campo High School’s Class of 1978 put together a 30th reunion this year, a piece about that, comparing it to the 5th, 10th, and 20th reunions.
• To commemorate the fifth anniversary of the deaths of Johnny Cash and Warren Zevon, pieces on their albums The Man Comes Around and The Wind, and how those albums dealt with the subject of impending death. This may be one essay, or separate essays, depending on how the writing pans out in the end.
• Essays commemorating the 25th anniversary of the release of “The Big Chill,” “The Dead Zone,” and “The Right Stuff.”
• Somewhere between 5 and 10 posts about Tiger Woods.
• Something on the most recent books by Bill James, Daniel Pink, and Kate Atkinson.
• A piece making my long-awaited endorsements in the races for Elk Grove City Council.