When I took Spanish in high school, we learned that the response to, “gracias,” (“thank you”) should be, “¡de nada” (an expression translated as, “you’re welcome,” but literally meaning, “from nothing”, with an intention along the lines of, “there’s nothing to be thankful about”). It makes sense, I guess. I mean, it’s kind of a … Read more¡Con Gusto!
The large majority — I’d guess 75% or more — of my songs are written starting from the lyrics, whether I write those myself or get a lyric from a collaborator. "It Might Be Memphis", which I’ve come to call my "wishful thinking" song (a more positive spin on it might be to call it … Read moreStory Behind the Song: “It Might Be Memphis”
Dear MySpace Friends, Sorry it has been so long since I’ve written. I’ve been really busy. Please send money. Love, Rick Yeah, I admit I’m feeling a bit like a college kid who’s been remiss in writing home for awhile. I got off to a pretty good start on the blogging front, with intentions of … Read moreWhere Have I Been?
At some point in the last six months to a year, my wife, Louella, and I decided we’d make a trip to Europe this summer. After, deciding on Europe as a destination, it was time to narrow that down to something manageable in 2-3 weeks. Our college-age son, Sean, didn’t want to go, so the … Read moreParlez-vous Français?