Justin Furstenfeld of Blue October — a Concert Experience That’s Good for the Soul

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a piece for BernardGoldberg.com in which I described a Blue October concert my wife and I attended last summer, and how it left a lasting impression on us. I referred to lead singer Justin Furstenfeld’s connection with his audience as a “cult of gratitude” for how he misses […]


A Grasshopper’s Love Lasts Beyond the Grave | Excerpt from Broken Slate

Sometimes a sight is so odd and curious that a writer can’t help but identify the perfect metaphor There’s a river trail not all that far from my house that I like to ride my bike along during the summer and fall. Because of a nearby field, grasshoppers often end up on that trail…where they’re […]